Monday, October 11, 2010

Athletes Helping Athletes

On Saturday, Southeastern Greyhound Adoption hosted the third annual "Athletes Helping Athletes" 5K Race. Once again, we had great weather and a wonderful turn out. This event has become a big fundraiser for SEGA's greyhound adoption program.
One of the things that makes our 5K race unique is that we assign each human runner a running mate or greyhound. No, the greyhounds do not run the 5K, but the runner is provided with a link to the greyhound's pedigree and race info (for example, Click Here to see Katie's) and the greyhound is live and on site if the runner wishes to meet his or her running mate. Each running mate is outfitted with a large, visible name tag attached to the leash to make it easy for runners to spot. We easily have over a hundred greyhounds and their owners on site showing support. I brought Katie this time.
Before Katie could go, I had to put caps on her nails. Since she is neurological, she wears her nails on her rear feet at odd angles. Treading on asphalt would accelerate the problem so I used tiny strips of duck tape to add an outer layer to each nail.As usual, Katie made 12 years old look good and received lots of compliments.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jennifer,

Katie did look great on Saturday. I am so glad you brought her and I got to see her "in person". She is not your typical senior.

Best Regards,

Lisa Strickland

jcp said...

What a fantastic idea for a fundraiser. Looks like everyone had a good time!

Sientay L said...

I wish I was there. Katie always looks great. But you know what, Dino and I ran almost a 5k that morning in honor of Athletes helping Athletes. We ran 2.7miles, just half a mile short of a 5k. I didn't think we ran that long. Dino was happy to be jogging again.

Sue said...

Fab idea.

Katie looks lovely.

I hope loads of money was raised.

Sandy ~~~ said...

What a neat idea...and beautiful weather! Lucky dogs (both the two legged and four)!

houndstooth said...

Katie does look great! Those are some very creative nail caps, too. She was truly styling in those! I've seen the ones you can buy in catalogs that come in different colors, but I've never seen somebody make them at home.

I also have to say, what a cool fundraising event! I'm totally impressed!

gyeong said...

Great job Katie. I'd enter to run if I lived closer.

whygreyhounds said...

Katie looks great! Sounds like the fundraiser was a success.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

What an awesome idea for a fundraiser and it's wonderful that it's so well supported:-) Honestly I thought Katie was wearing special metal 'toe caps' on her nails and I thought they looked so cool:-)