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Paws on the Run on June 20

June 12, 2020

A social distancing “Paws on the Run 5K” fun run will take place in Minocqua on June 20. This year, the third year of the event, the beneficiary of the fundraiser will be the Minocqua Dog Park.

The race will be modified from a gun start to a continuous flowing event, with individuals or members of the same household — dogs optional — starting at least 30 seconds apart. The run will start and finish in front of the Minocqua Brewing Company.

“This race may be the first in the area since the Safer at Home order from the State of Wisconsin,” organizer Rick Wilson noted. “It is important that we all act responsibly and prove we can enjoy the event safely.”

The race start times will be between 8 and 9 a.m., with starting times assigned in the order that registrations are received. Runners’ names will be called for them to enter the starting chute based upon their assigned start time.

Each human will receive a “Paws on the Run” T-shirt if registration is completed online before June 8. Online registration closes Thursday, June 18. There will be two Doggy Divisions: 30 lbs & Under and 31 lbs & Over. There is also a “No Dog” division. This year, first, second, and third medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division, including participants without a dog who will also be eligible for awards in the “No Dog — Mental Health Only” division.

Event check in and Race Day Registration begins at 7 a.m. in Torpy Park, downtown Minocqua. This 5K event is open to anyone who enjoys supporting all animal species and wants to spend some time with man’s best friend. 

The starting schedule will be posted on the event website and also on-site at the race. Race bags will be labeled with each person’s name and placed outside near the registration tables in alphabetical order for easy — and socially distanced — pickup.  

All dogs must be kept under control and be up-to-date on all vaccinations. Owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior. Early online registration is only $25 per human increasing to $30 on race day. For more information about the race and to register, visit https://blueravenproductions.com/paws-on-the-run-5k/. 


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