The Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s 8th Annual 5k-9 Run, Walk and Wag will be held in conjunction with Miamisburg’s Bark in the Burg next month at Community Park in downtown Miamisburg. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

A festival just for furry friends planned this weekend at new dog park

The city’s Bark in the Burg and the Humane Society’s 8th Annual 5k-9 Run, Walk and Wag are set to happen June 29 at Community Park, a 42-acre facility at 550 S. First St. and the site of the new dog park.

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The dog park will open June 28, according to Miamisburg officials.

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s 8th Annual 5k-9 Run, Walk and Wag will be held in conjunction with Miamisburg’s Bark in the Burg next month at Community Park in downtown Miamisburg. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Staff Writer

The course for the humane society event starts and ends in Community Park. Dogs and their companions will travel south along the recreation trail, east on Vanguard Boulevard and then loop back to Community Park. There will be plenty of water stations along the way for both dogs and their owners, according to organizers.

The registration fee is $25. One- and two-mile and 5k-run and 5k-walk divisions are available.

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Awards are presented to the top three finishers in each age group and top three overall. Microchipped timing, door prizes and refreshments will be available.

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Miamisburg’s Bark in the Burg will be held June 29 at Community Park, which has a new dog park that will open a day earlier. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Staff Writer

Race packets, check-in and on-site registration begin at 7 a.m. race day at the park. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with Bark in the Burg following until 11 a.m., according to organizers.

Participants can register online at www.PlayMiamisburg.comwww.speedy-feet.com, or by calling Miamisburg Parks and Recreation at (937) 866-8999.

For the safety of all participants, only one dog per runner/walker is allowed. All dogs must be on a leash, not to exceed six feet and the city asks that retractable leashes not be used.

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A dog and their pet parent work together to cross the finish line. PHOTO/Jeffrey Brown

Organizers are asking to make sure all dogs are at least 6 months old, wear current ID tags and are up to date on all shots. Please do not bring female dogs in season or dogs needing muzzles. Owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their furry friend. Bags will be provided.

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