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Gateway Pet Guardians 5K-9

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Rock Springs Park, 1428 E 3rd Street
OFallon, Illinois
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Join us for our annual spring 5K-9 run! Runners from the metro area come together with their pooches for this fun event! Four-legged companions are not required but are welcome! Timed, race runners will begin at 8am. This race benefits Gateway Pet Guardians and our mission to end homelessness for animals in the metro east through rescue, rehabilitation and education!

Event Start Location
Rock Springs Park
1428 East 3rd Street O'Fallon, IL

Course Description
Partially flat, partially rolling hills

Medals awarded to top three males and females in the following age groups:
12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers

Packet Pickup / Expo
Toolen's Running Start
3220 Green Mt Crossing Dr, O'Fallon, IL
April 1, 2016 4-7 pm

Timing / Results
Timing provided by Toolen's Running Start

Post Race Activities
Awards ceremony
Attendance prizes

Race will take place rain or shine. For the safety of the runners and their pets, the race will be canceled if there is lightening.

Park in parking lot. Overfill is along the street

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Retailers (near this event)
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 Rock Hill The Running Center of St. Louis  Rock Hill MO 23.7 Miles store info
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