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A run for fun

The 2nd annual Alexandria Fun Run is set for Saturday, September 20 at Big Ole Central Park.

All types of runners and walkers are welcome.

Events will include a 5K run, 10K run, a dog walk to City Park and a 1K kids run for children 12 and younger.

Check-in times for 5K and 10K are set for 6:45 a.m. with the 10K starting at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K beginning at 7:40 a.m.

The kids 1K and dog walk check in is set for 8:30 a.m. with the 1K set to begin at 8:45 a.m. and the scenic dog walk beginning at 9 a.m.

This non-competitive Fun Run event, a fundraiser for the Lakes Area Humane Society, will include timed results and random prize drawings.

Dog walk participants will take a scenic stroll from Big Ole to City Park, and water will be provided for participants - both two and four-legged.

Registration fee for the scenic dog walk per family is $20. The cost for the 5K and 10K run is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. The kids 1K run is $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event.

For more information about the event call the Lakes Area Humane Society at (320) 759-2260 or visit To register online, visit

About the

humane society

The Lakes Area Humane Society is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting responsible care and training for household pets through education and public awareness, and when appropriate, providing a safe and sheltering haven for lost and abandoned animals pending placement in suitable permanent homes.