Conscious Party: Take your human for a walk

WHAT:  7th Annual Tails + Trails 5K Adventure Run for Dogs and Their Humans

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 4, 9:30am

WHERE: Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle, Asheville

WHY: Seven years ago, Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator Jay Nelson had an idea: lots of people come to the Buncombe County Sports Park to walk and run with their animals — why not create an event where people can bring their animals, meet other people and benefit the Asheville Humane Society at the same time? Thus, the annual Tails + Trails 5K Adventure Run was born.

Registration for the event will begin around 8:30 a.m. “Get here early to register, get set up and to make sure you get a t-shirt in your size,” Nelson urges. “It’s a great event to get your animal outside, exercise, have a good time meeting folks and give back to the Asheville Humane Society.”

Race fees are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. But don’t think your dog is off the hook. The race fee for the pups is two cans of dog food to support the hounds at Asheville Humane Society waiting on their forever homes. Participants are also encouraged to bring any items (or cash) they feel may benefit the Humane Society as all collected food and other donations will go to the organization.

For more information, contact Nelson at 250-4269 or

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