WILLIAMSTOWN -- The 11th annual Humane Race is up and running. Sponsored by Greylock Animal Hospital and Donavan and O’Connor, this year’s fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 16 Water St.
Besides raising money for the Berkshire Humane Society, this 5K Fun Run and One-Mile Walk offer something for every member of the family, including the dog. The race begins at 10 a.m., with check-in and Race Day registration starting at 8 a.m. Finish line festivities will include food, music, and lots of great prizes. Because the Humane Race is for the dogs, there’ll also be wading pools and lots of treats for their post-race pleasure.
For the past 10 years, Humane Race founders and directors Alix and Brian Cabral organized the event that has raised over $120,000 for the Berkshire Humane Society. This year, however, they’ve stepped down, and Christa Abel and Dawn Catelotti, the proprietors of Bark N’ Cat in North Adams, are the new directors.
"We just wanted to see this event continue because it’s such an important fundraiser for Berkshire Humane Society," explains Abel. "And it fits well with our mission to support local animal rescue efforts."
Registration for Humane Race 2013 is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, before Saturday, May 4; and $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under on the day of the race. The
Participants who raise $500 or more in pledges will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a photo shoot with Amanda Jones. A premier animal photographer and a local resident, Jones has donated her services to help the Berkshire Humane Society.
To register, download a pledge form, or for more info: humanerace.org.