Charity runs happen almost every weekend in our area, but one held today had a few more wagging tails, a few more water bowls, and of course an undeniable overabundance of fire hydrants. That is because this wasn't your average run. This was the annual Run for Their Lives event which brought both man and man's best friend out to Rib Mountain.
"I think this is a great opportunity for everyone to come out and introduce their dogs and have a great time." said runner Shannon Schramm.
The charity run and walk was a way to bring dog lovers together and to also raise awareness about pet adoption. Now in its third year, the event is getting more and more popular.
"It was so well received that each year, now the last two years, people want to know immediately when the next date is going to be." says Humane Society Director Mary Kirlin
This race is about raising money for the Humane Society, and following recent financial cuts, those donations couldn't come at a better time.
"Now is a better time than ever that the Humane Society needs the help of the community with the recent happenings. So, this is a great time to enjoy the weather, enjoy the view, and spend time with your dogs for a great cause." said Schramm.
Fortunately everyone from pugs, to great danes, to humans, were able to do just that.