Posted: May 18, 2013 3:54 PM by KBZK
Updated: May 18, 2013 3:54 PM
BOZEMAN - Lots of feet hit the streets in Bozeman today when some four-legged racers and their owners took part in the K9 9K.
Dog of all shapes and sizes and their two-legged friends showed up to run or walk in the second annual event, which benefits dog-related causes. Proceeds from this year's race go to the K9 Cancer Foundation, K9 Care Montana and two local shelters, Tiny Tails K9 Rescue in Manhattan and Heart of Montana Canine Center in Lewistown.
About $10,000 was raised through the event, which ended with a festival in Bogert Park, organizer Karin Caroline said.
About 250 people and 275 dogs participated. Caroline believes there were more dogs than people because some people ran with two dogs.
The K9 9K is one of the events put on by the Bozeman Canine Classic, an organization devoted to planning, hosting and organizing running and walking fundraising events for dogs throughout Montana.
After crossing the finish line in Bogert Park, dogs enjoyed some snacks, took a dip in the puppy pools and played with their new friends.