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Paws on the Pavement raises more than $10,000

May 19, 2013|By Raychel Harvey-Jones | raychel@herald-mail.com
  • Chad Merrill crosses the finish line first at the 'Paws on the Pavement 5K' at Marty Snook Park.
Photo by Raychel Harvey-Jones HMTV6 Anchor/Reporter

The second annual Paws on the Pavement 5K drew more than 400 walkers and runners Saturday and raised more than $10,000 for the Humane Society of Washington County.

A total of 413 people registered for the race at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park and many used the opportunity to take their dogs for an extra long walk.

“This is the second year of the event, and we had hoped it would grow and it did. We are thrilled,” said Ben Cross, events coordinator for the humane society. “We partnered this year with Racine MultiSports, so the race was timed (and) this made a difference in the number of people attending. The event netted $10,682 and this will be used for general operating costs at the shelter.”

Last year, 300 people registered for the event.

“It is a beautiful day, and we are very happy with the amount of people who have turned up today,” said Michael Lausen, executive director of the humane society.

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“I did the run last year with a few friends. It was so much fun, we decided to do it again this year,” said Boonsboro resident Melissa Game. “My friends and I have families and don’t get together often, so this was our girls’ morning out. We all have animals at home and it is important that we support our local humane society.”

“Animals help us sometimes, so we need to help them, and that is why I am running today,” said  Boonsboro Elementary School student Natalie Asbury, a member of Girls on the Run.

Chad Merrill crossed the finish line first in 18:31.

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