Canine 4K is Saturday in Frisco |

Canine 4K is Saturday in Frisco

Summit Daily/Eric Drummond

FRISCO ” The League for Animals and People of the Summit will host its 18th annual Canine 4K, Feline No-Way Run/Walk on Saturday at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo on Main Street. The 4K course loops around Frisco, starting and ending in the same place.

Participants can choose to walk or run, with or without a dog, and since the whole course is on pavement, baby strollers are allowed for little kids. Registration will be from 8-9 a.m. with the race starting promptly at 9:15 a.m.

This year LAPS is promoting two new ways of raising money at the event.

Participants can try to get friends and businesses to be sponsors by matching funds or by giving a (tax-deductible) donation to LAPS to support an individual or team. A special prize will be given to the team that raises the most.

Teams must raise $250 minimum to qualify for the prize and all money must be presented at registration.

Another new fundraising aspect brings in cat owners. The Canine 4K/Feline No-Way Race will debut this year. As in previous years, no cats are allowed at the actual event, but cat owners or dog owners whose dog can’t participate, or “dog-free” individuals, can walk or run without a dog and be eligible for a special prize division and door prizes.

Entry fees for 2008 are the same as last year. From now until race day, LAPS members pay $25 per dog and $27 for nonmembers. Participants can receive the member discount by joining the organization the day of the race.

No more than two dogs per person are allowed, dogs must be on a 6-foot leash and have proof of current rabies vaccination. Cash or checks will be accepted for race registration and silent auction items. Registration forms are available online at and all the local vet offices, pet stores, the Summit County Animal Shelter and Abbey’s Coffee.

All entrants will receive a custom T-shirt, doggie goodie bag (a limited number of feline goodie bags will be available) and be eligible for door prizes. Free donuts, bagels and Abbey’s Coffee will be served.

During the event, there will be pet-oriented vendors set up, along with a silent auction which includes two round-trip airline tickets, a seven-day time-share in Mexico, a custom pet portrait, a pet photo shoot, WileyX sunglasses and more. There will also be door prizes and the doggie contests including Pet/Owner Look-Alike, Best Singer, Best Dancer, etc.

T-shirts, featuring nautical prints of Stephen Huneck and a special Summit County Pets T-shirt will be available to buy, along with this year’s 4K shirt and some of the previous years’ favorites. The Dancing Dogs of Golden will perform during the morning and participants can keep cool with some human/dog frozen yogurt treats or let Fido take a dip in the doggie pools or hang out in the misting tent.

For more information on membership or the event calendar, e-mail or go to

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