Can We Run... to­gether?

Par­tic­i­pants can ei­ther run or walk with their pets at this great fam­ily day out

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - What's On -

By Barry Wright THE GOALS of the Can We Run project are to raise aware­ness of the im­por­tance of hav­ing a pet, to make more mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties pet-friendly and get them ac­cepted in more pub­lic spa­ces, the cre­ation of more an­i­mal-friendly green spa­ces, the ac­tive pro­mo­tion of phys­i­cal ex­er­cise and to en­cour­age adop­tion of stray an­i­mals.

To this end, the re­gional press group Prensa Ibérica has or­gan­ised a se­ries of races in eight of the nine re­gions in which they have a pres­ence.

Diario In­for­ma­ción is part of the Prensa Ibérica group and is re­spon­si­ble for the Ali­cante race on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

Now comes the un­usual part of the event: the race is open to in­di­vid­u­als or fam­ily ac­com­pa­nied by their pet.

To be in with a chance of fin­ish­ing within an ac­cept­able time­frame, a dog - as op­posed to a ham­ster or a gold­fish - will help no end, but a chee­tah would be bor­der­ing on a dead cert.

Can We Run takes place at the Par­que Ser­gio Mel­gares, sit­u­ated be­tween Calle Pe­ri­odista Tirso Marín and Avenida de las Na­ciones in Ali­cante city and fea­tures two runs: a three kilo­me­tre route for in­di­vid­ual run­ners ac­com­pa­nied by their pets, and a one kilo­me­tre course for fam­i­lies.

Par­tic­i­pants can ei­ther run or walk with their pets.

Al­though the event is non­com­pet­i­tive, there will be tro­phies for the win­ners of both cat­e­gories.

Can We Run is also spon­sored by El Corte Inglés and Ad­vance, with the col­lab­o­ra­tion of Boomerang and Trixie.

Prior reg­is­tra­tion costs €6.95 for an in­di­vid­ual and pet; €3.95 for a mi­nor (aged un­der 18 years, who must have signed per­mis­sion from a par­ent or guardian) and pet; and €17.95 for two adults and two chil­dren and a pet.

Reg­is­tra­tion is also tak­ing place on the day with prices be­ing €10, €6 and €25 re­spec­tively.

Full in­for­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able at www.can­cante

The pro­gramme is as fol­lows:

10.00: start In­di­vid­ual run­ners 10.45: Fam­ily start 11.15: Award cer­e­mony 11.45: Fris­bee ex­hi­bi­tion 12.15: Po­lice dog and han­dler ex­hi­bi­tion

12.45: Agility and dog therapy ex­hi­bi­tion

13.15: Dog hair­dresser and adop­tion pa­rade

My money's on the pooches with the longer legs

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