The Chase Your Tail 5k Run/Walk, and the 1-mile Doggie Dash are part of the Ohio Challenge Series. This event has two options: a 5k run/walk timed by RS Racing Systems, or a 1-mile non-timed walk. Racers can participate in any of the events with their dog! The races begin and end at Summit Lake Community Center, and will be run on both the road and the Towpath, taking participants on the floating Towpath Trail across the middle of Summit Lake. This event benefits One of A Kind Pet Rescue, a no-kill, no time-limit shelter whose mission is to save the lives of animals in imminent danger of euthanasia and enrich the lives of people through rescue, spaying/neutering, adoption, and advocacy on behalf of homeless pets.
Awards/Giveaways: All preregistered 5K runners and walkers will receive a technical T-shirt, a finisher medal and goodie bag. Limited amounts will be available race-day. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female 5k runners, and top 3 male and female 5k walkers. The top 3 runners and top 3 walkers in each of the following age groups will receive awards: 11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and older. All preregistered Doggie Dash participants will receive a technical T-shirt, a finisher medal and goodie bag. Limited amounts will be available race-day. Awards will be given to top 3 Doggie Dash finishers.