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5K DOG-JOG SET SATURDAY IN PARK

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A 5K run/walk, "Dog-Jog," will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Northwest Terrace of Sugarhouse Park.

Sponsored by the Utah Veterinary Medical Association, the event begins with registration at 8 a.m. The race is at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 for those who pre-register and $12 on the day of the race. All proceeds will be donated to the 4-H Davis County Guide Dogs for the Blind Fund.The goal is to remind people that exercise is just as important for a dog as it is for humans.

"People don't always think about the cardiovascular health of their pets. Our goal is to make people aware that an inactive dog - just as an inactive human - is at a higher risk for heart disease and general poor health," said Dr. Lawrence McGill, president of the UVMA, a nonprofit organization.