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By contactus@morenapethospital.com
January 04, 2013
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Petco 5K9 Run/Walk

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Del Mar Fairgrounds

Get your running and walking shoes on and come get a great head start on a healthy and active New Year, while showing your support for animal welfare!  The national 5K9 Walk/Run 10-series race kicks off in Del Mar next weekend; promoting a healthy and fit living for both people and pets, while raising funds for local animal welfare groups through the Petco Foundation.  The event will feature a 5K and 1-mile walk/run and a free healthy living expo for pets and people.

Our hospital has been chosen to be this year's Pet Medical team.  Our veterinarians and staff will be positioned at pet first-aid stations throughout the course should your furry friends need any medical attention.  After the race, be sure to stop by the Pet Expo to see us at our Morena Pet Hospital booth for more great goodies for you & your furry companions!

Healthy Tip: Be sure to offer your pets plenty of water before, during, and after the race!

Course Info:

5k  - 8:00 am
1k - 9:00 am
Expo - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 5k

The 5K is open to all walkers and runners, with or without their canine friends.  We designate 5K9 for all those who choose to walk or run with their best canine friends.  The start of the 5K or 5K9 is on the south side of the Del Mar Race track.   The course moves east from the start onto Jimmy Durante Boulevard and loops around the race track, with a short out and back section and turnaround on Coast Highway 101.   Runners, walkers, and dogs continue the route along the west side of the race track, and then turn in towards a finish line along the south edge of the race track.

1-Mile

The 1 Mile course is also open to all walkers and runners, with or without their furry friends.  The start of the 1 mile course is the same as the 5K or 5K9 on the south side of the Del Mar Race track.   The course moves east from the start to the east edge of the race track.  Runners, walkers and dogs then turn around and come back west, turning in towards a finish line along the south edge of the race track.