I love to run! Okay, there are days that me and running don't get along, but generally I enjoy putting on my Brooks shoes and pounding some pavement in my neighborhood. In fact, I enjoy it so much that I'm just crazy enough to do the Memorial Marathon (yes, the full marathon) coming up at the end of April.

If you've never done a 5K or any kind of running event, they're always a lot of fun! I've very rarely come across a runner that's in a bad mood at an event, and there's a really comradery that forms amongst all the runners, even though running is typically an individual sport.

If you're looking for something fun this Saturday and you don't want to get up at the crack of dawn to go run, check out the Bark For Life of Oklahoma City Strollin' Colon 5K this Saturday at Stars and Stripes Park at Lake Hefner! It's a 5K fun run and dogs are welcomed and encouraged to join their owners on the course during the run. Check out more info below and get out and get your run for you and your dog!

Barking Four-Legged Friends Invited to 5K Saturday

American Cancer Society Event to Focus on Colon Cancer Awareness

OKLAHOMA CITY– (March 24, 2014) – Four-legged friends are invited to accompany their owners Saturday with a romp at the Strollin’ Colon run beginning at 6 p.m. at Wiley Post Park, 2000 S. Robinson.

Bark for Life of OKC, a division of The American Cancer Society for dog lovers, has organized the Strollin’ Colon 5K run. The event will raise awareness of colon cancer, as well as fund the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society.  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, with American Cancer Society focusing on one of the most treatable of cancers.

Participants in the Strollin’ Colon event will run through a giant inflatable colon at the finish line.  Runners can register on site beginning at 4:30 p.m. or online at www.eventbrite.com.  The registration fee is $35.

Top runners will be awarded medals according to USATF categories.  Food will be served during and after the run, and registered participants will be entered in a raffle to win $250 cash.  As with all Bark for Life events, barking, dogs are welcome.  Proceeds will benefit Bark for Life of Oklahoma City, supporting the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

 

Reflecting national trends, the American Cancer Society estimates this year 690 Oklahomans will die from colon cancer. Screening has proven to save lives by finding cancers early, when treatment is most likely to be successful.