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Humane society offers 5K/10K run, dog walk and kids' run

The Lakes Area Humane Society invites residents to participate in the "Alexandria 5K/10K Run" on Saturday, September 18.

This family-friendly event takes place at the Big Ole Central Park in Alexandria, with 5K/10K run check-in starting at 6:45 a.m.

Check-in for a scenic dog walk and kids' 1K run starts at 8 a.m. Register prior to September 3 to receive a special discounted rate.

Both the 5K and 10K runs have been sanctioned by the U.S. Track and Field Association and timing chips will be provided.

All 5K, 10K and dog walk participants who pre-register before September 3 will receive a commemorative T-shirt and goody bags. Also, all kids' run participants will receive a participation award.

All proceeds from this event will go to directly support the care of the animals served by the shelter.

To register on-line go to

For additional information, contact the Lakes Area Humane Society at (320) 759-2260 or e-mail