Holding a running event in Stanley Park located in downtown Vancouver ensures a race will be as picturesque as it gets. The directors of Dash for Dogs are doing just that but with the addition of some canine friends and in support of a good cause.
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The non-competitive event welcomes runners with or without a dog to participate and asks that those with canines to have their companions on-leash and kept close during the run/walk.
The inaugural event raised $2,866 in 2015. Proceeds support pairing certified guide dogs at no cost to blind/visually impaired people, according to the website.
Start times (PST), Feb. 20:
10K — 9 a.m.
5K — 9:15 a.m.
2K — 9:30 a.m.
Runners can enjoy post-run festivities including pancakes, coffee, and prizes. Race director Craig Slagel is closely connected to the cause as he’s the owner of Dynasty, a now-retired guide dog.
More information on the race can be found here.