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Jake and Cooper’s Bark Park 5K9 & 1 Mile Mutt Strutt

The City of Oregon is partnering with Jake & Cooper’s Bark Park to hold the 2nd Annual 5K-9 Walk/Run and a 1 Mile Family Mutt Strut on Sunday, May 19, 2024, beginning at 9:00am at the East YMCA, 2960 Pickle Road, Oregon, Ohio. This event is to benefit Jake & Cooper’s Bark Park while also promoting awareness of mental health and addiction. This 5K is for runners with and without dogs! For those that don’t like to run, enjoy the 1 Mile Family Mutt Strut!

The 5K route starts at 9:00am and will take runners on a loop course to Dustin Road and loop by the Library, Cardinal Stritch High School, and through the Hallschild Subdivision. The 1 Mile Family Mutt Strut will start at 9:30am and follow the new developing street across from the YMCA to Dustin and back to the YMCA.

Food trucks will be joining the festivities from 8:00am-noon along with lots of street vendors and a DJ who will be jamming favorite energetic tunes all morning along. The best dressed dog competition will take place and there will be prizes for race male and female winners. The Clay High School Choir will be singing the national anthem, so please mark your calendar and plan to join in. Check out the website for additional information on the event and race registration details.

For additional press information or interviews, please reach out to Larry or Jane Schaffer at 419.349.7981 or Sommer Vriezelaar at 419-467-8691. Attached is the route and the East YMCA layout for the event.

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City of Oregon Bark Park Race Event Info