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Registration Now Open for Auburn's Dog Trot Fun Run

Pre-register for the Dog Trot Fun Run and save

Dog TrotAuburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is now accepting registrations for the popular Dog Trot Fun Run. The first 100 participants to register will receive a FREE goodie bag valued at over $20. Apply before April 26 and save $5 on the registration fee.The early registration fee is $15 per person and includes an event T-Shirt.

Dog Trot is a family-oriented fun run/walk event that will take place Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. to kick off Auburn's award-winning Petpalooza. Participants may choose between the 3K or the 5K routes. The event will be held at Auburn’s Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE. The course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages and ability levels. Awards will be distributed to the top participant in six age groups: Child (8 and under); Tween (9-12 years); Teen (13-19); Adult I (20-35); Adult II (36-54) and Senior (55+).

Late registration and event day registration is $20 per entry on May 16 and 17. T-Shirts are available on a limited basis for late registrations. Participants may register at the Parks, Arts & Recreation Office, 910 Ninth Street SE, fax to 253-931-4005 or mail to 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn, WA 98002. The registration form and complete event rules/information are listed on the city’s website, www.auburnwa.gov/petpalooza.

Petpalooza LogoAbout Petpalooza
Petpalooza is an internationally awarding-winning event for pet lovers held annually at Auburn's Game Farm Park. This event is scheduled for May 18 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. As in years past, the event will begin with the Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run, which is as much fun to watch as to participate.

Petpalooza is a FREE event that features animal entertainment, pet demonstrations and over 160 vendors. The festivities will feature a noon pet parade, pony rides, Reber Ranch’s ‘Unleashed’ Pet Contest, an agility area, demonstrations, over 150 vendors and much more. Entertainment scheduled on the Banfield Pet Hospital’s Main Stage include the Roving Reptiles, The Fabulous Murphtones and The Parrot Lady.

Also offered throughout the event is a local competition of the 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championships. Hyperflite’s sponsorship of the Skyhoundz Canine Disc World Championship series is the largest disc-dog series in the world. There is no entry fee for competitors and admission is free for all spectators.

Back again this year is the widely popular 20’ x 40’ petting zoo, a Kids’ AG-Ventureland Activity Area, GASCAR Crazy Animal Racing and Farmyard Follies Shows, all contracted through the Great American Animal Entertainment Co. This petting zoo is different than other petting zoos. There are no barriers once inside the enclosure and all the animals run freely with the public. The zoo includes a wide variety of animals including wallabies, llamas and exotic goats.

The AG-Ventureland includes goat and cow milking, corn and bean play boxes, pony saddling and more. The exciting GASCAR races is inter-species animal racing like you’ve never seen before! Goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and other surprise animals wear racing silks as they hoof and waddle their way around and sometimes over the track.

Finally, the Farmyard Follies is a delightful show that includes animal behavior, hilarious antics and interesting facts. There will be plenty of activities to keep both humans and animals entertained at Auburn’s 6th annual Petpalooza festival.

Petpalooza is sponsored by Green River Veterinary Hospital and Laser Surgery, Banfield Pet Hospital, Reber Ranch and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply. Media support courtesy of 100.7 The Wolf, Radio Disney AM1250 and Modern Dog Magazine.

Complete event information can be found at www.auburnwa.gov/petpalooza. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auburnpetpalooza. For more information, please call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043.