Rockdale County Animal Control and the county’s Parks and Recreation Department will team up on April 29 to host Rockdale’s first Dash for Dogs 5K fundraiser at the Government Annex building, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers. Top male and female finishers in each overall age group will receive medals.
Participants can pre-register for the event at Johnson Park, 1781 Ebenezer Road, Conyers. Registration also is available on the day of the race or online at the county’s website (in the special events section) on the Recreation and Maintenance page.
Money raised will be used to purchase fencing for the outside dog runs at the animal shelter.
“Currently, while being housed at our shelter, the dogs do not have the opportunity to get fresh air and outside time to run off their energy,” said shelter manager Ciji Baker. “Getting outdoor dog runs will give the animals freedom to be in an open space and still be protected while here at the shelter.”
Dogs must be current on rabies and distemper vaccines, have excellent temperament with children and other dogs to participate in the dog dash. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the dash starts at 9 a.m.
The fee is $20 for pre-registered Phantom Racer (includes a T shirt); $25 for pre-registration (includes a T-shirt); $30 on the day of the (T-shirts available while supplies lasts).
Animal Care and Control will also have dogs on site for adoption. For more information, call 770-278-7529.