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Local businesses offer prizes at Youthlinks’ Run-A-Hound 5K

The Run-A-Hound 5K banner marks the race's finish line at Youthlinks.
The Run-A-Hound 5K banner marks the race's finish line at Youthlinks.
Posted April 18, 2013, at 12:09 p.m.
Last modified April 19, 2013, at 8:57 a.m.

Saturday, April 20th Youthlinks will hold its third annual Run-A-Hound 5K for runners and dogs.

Local businesses have shown a great amount of enthusiasm and support for this year’s event. Camden Hospital for Animals and Loyal Biscuit are sponsoring the race. Hole in the Wall Bagels, Rock City Café, Hannaford and Safe Harbor Confections are providing fuel for the runners and StrongerFasterHealthier is providing samples of Omega-3 fish oil supplements for the pooches.

Everyone will have a chance to win something at the race. Door prizes include a private dance lesson and group dance session at Swing & Sway Dancing, a $50 gift certificate to Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital, a $30 gift certificate to Maine Sport, a day pass to Maine Boats & Harbors Show, a Boatyard Dog hat, a Boatyard Dog t-shirt, a $25 gift certificate to Planet Toys, a $10 gift certificate to Maine Street Meats, a WRFR t-shirt and CD, and a University of Rockland sweatshirt. The top runner with a dog will be awarded a $50 gift certificate from Loyal Biscuit and a $50 gift certificate from Yankee Clipper. The top male runner without a dog will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Penobscot Bay YMCA. The top female runner without a dog will receive a $50 gift certificate to Mr. Wat Sushi & Noodles and a $50 gift certificate to Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital.

The race will be held rain or shine at Youthlinks, located at 420 Broadway in Rockland, on Saturday, April 20th at 9:30am. Participants are asked to park at OHS-East. Registration fees are $10 for Adults with a dog, $15 for Adults without a dog, and $8 for Students with or without a dog. Pre-Registration is greatly appreciated and will be available on active.com until Friday, April 19th. The race route, schedule of events and a link to register are available online at youthlinksonline.org/runahound5k.

The Run-A-Hound 5K is to benefit the programs of Youthlinks, a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services, which serves over 500 Mid-Coast youth a year through quality after-school enrichment programs and summer camps. These programs help youth learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities and connect to their peers, to adult mentors, and to their communities. Youthlinks is funded primarily by state grants and the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations. All Youthlinks programs are free for participating youth. For more information, visit www.youthlinksonline.org, or call 207-594-2221.

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