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Auburn's Petpalooza and Dog Trot Fun Run Coming May 19


Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator


AUBURN, Wash. - April 25, 2012 - The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for Auburn’s Dog Trot Fun Run, to be held Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. Register prior to May 1 to save $5!! Late registration and event day registration is $20 per entry (No registrations accepted on May 17 and 18). A T-Shirt is included with your registration on an available basis.Dog Trot is a family-oriented fun run/walk event that takes place in conjunction with Petpalooza at Auburn’s Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE.

Participants may choose between the 3K or the 5K routes. 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+).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/events.

The Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run is coordinated by the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department. Dog Trot sponsors include Seattle DogSpot, Sterling Bank, Sumner Veterinary Hospital and It’s A Dog’s World, Fleet Feet Sports of Bonney Lake and 4Legz All Natural Dog Treats.


An event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. Auburn’s internationally award-winning Petpalooza event will be held at Game Farm Park on May 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will kick off with the Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run.

The FREE event will feature live entertainment that will include, among others, Roving Reptiles and Crème Tangerine and the K9 Kings High Flying Dog Show; a noon pet parade, pony rides, the Nutro Company’s ‘Unleashed’ Pet Contest, an agility area, demonstrations, over 150 vendors and much more.

Also offered throughout the event is a local competition of the 2012 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 (www.hyperflite.com/competition.html).

New to Petpalooza in 2012 is a premier 20’ x 40’ petting zoo, Del’s Feed and Farm Supply’s 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 a different kind of petting zoo. 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, brought to you by Del’s Feed and Farm supply, 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. Four more reasons to come to Petpalooza!There will be plenty of activities to keep both humans and animals entertained at Auburn’s 5th annual Petpalooza festival.

Petpalooza festival sponsors include Green River Veterinary Hospital and Laser Surgery, Del’s Feed and Farm Supply, PetSmart and Banfield Pet Hospital. Complete event information can be found at www.auburnwa.gov/petpalooza.

For more information, please call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043.

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City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
910 Ninth Street SE
Auburn WA 98002