Early Bird registration for Dog Jog on now

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By The Staff

Time is running out on Early Bird registration for the 2014 Dog Jog in White Rock on Saturday, April 26. Register before April 6 and pay a reduced fee. There will be a new location for this year’s event. It will be in front of the White Rock United Methodist Church across from the entrance to Overlook Park.
The Dog Jog is coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps, and the Atomic City Roadrunners as a fundraising benefit for the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter. The Friends of the Shelter is a local nonprofit organization that provides medical services and needed items for animals at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter and throughout northern New Mexico. The organization also sponsors a very active volunteer program that helps the animals by providing socialization, exercise and training.
The Dog Jog is open to all participants with or without a dog and at any pace. There will be a 3.1-mile competitive run, or 2-mile non-competitive fun walk/run. Race check-in and T-shirt and informational packet pick-up time will be from 8-8:40 a.m. April 26 at the church. Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, random walkers and dogs in all manner of fun categories. Registrants will get an event T-shirt with a logo designed by local sixth grader Katie Laintz and a packet filled with entertaining and educational dog related information.
The fee for the first adult or child 12 years and older is $20 for applications received before April 6. The fee is $25 after that date. Additional adults or older children are just $15 each and younger children are only $5 each. Race day registration will be available, but T-shirts may have to be mailed.
Registration forms are available at the Friends of the Shelter website at lafos.org/dogjog, or at the following locations in town: Pet Pangaea, Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital and CB Fox.
Friends of the Shelter will also be having registration at the Posse Lodge Pancake Breakfast on April 6. There will be forms there with the discount entry fee guarantee.
There will also be a reduced fee ($20) microchip clinic for cats and dogs provided at the event by local veterinarians from 9 to 10:30 a.m. No pre-registration is needed for the microchip clinic.