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POPP's Pooch and Pal Walk/Run Coming Up in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Pet Over Population Prevention holds its 13th Annual Pooch and Pal Run & Walk on Saturday to benefit POPP's low cost spay and neuter program. 

The Pooch and Pal is coming up on March 23, 2013, with 1 mile, 5K and 10K races beginning at 9 AM at the Columbia Point Marina (end of Columbia Point Drive, behind Anthony's).

You can run or walk, with or without your pooch in all of these races. Each race has a turnaround at the half-way marks in Howard Amon Park. The courses close at noon.

You can register online before March 20th at 9 PM by clicking here. Anyone who registers early can pick up their race number and t-shirt on Friday, March 22rd from 6:00 - 7:00 PM at the Columbia Point Marina Start Area in parking lot or the day of the race.

You can also register in person the day of starting at 8:15 AM. There's a $20 run/walk fee for humans, pets are free and strollers are welcome.

All proceeds from the event benefit Pet Over Population Prevention (POPP), which is a local, no-profit, all volunteer, no- kill pet organization that is dedicated to finding forever homes for homeless dogs and cats, and spaying and neutering all pets before their adoption.