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New Meetup: Doggie Dash

From: Juan
Sent on: Friday, April 10, 2009 6:34 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Portland Shiba Inu Meetup Group!

What: Doggie Dash

When: May 9,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Doggie Dash is here and this year I started a fundraiser so we can go as a Shiba Group. I will be at the Ship Mast on 1st street.
Here is the link to the fundraiser to sign up. Sign up for the fund raiser to receive your free T-shirt and to be able to participate in the Dog walk.

When: May, 9th, 2009. On-site registration opens at 7:30 am; runners leave at 9:00 am; walkers begin at 9:15 am. Online registration is now open.

Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. The main registration tent is located in the park near the intersection of SW Naito Parkway and SW Pine St. (close to the Battleship Oregon monument). Vendor booths and demonstration areas will stretch along the park from Pine St. to the Morrison Bridge.

The Course: The 1.5 mile course begins on SW Naito Parkway near Stark St. You'll proceed down a car-free Naito Parkway to approximately the Hawthorne bridge, then turn north along the park's seawall, then return south again on Naito Parkway.

Bridge to Bridge Option: Our new 2.5 mile route uses the same stating and ending points as the 1.5 mile route, but now takes Dashers over the Hawthorne Bridge, down the Eastbank Esplanade, over the Steel Bridge, and back to Waterfront Park. It's dog friendly and has great views of the city. Runners go at 9:00 at 2.5 mile run, followed by walkers on the 2.5 mile route at 9:15, followed by walkers on the 1.5 mile loop at 9:30.

Getting There by Tri-Met: Bring Your Dog!
Although dogs are usually not allowed on TriMet, TriMet is making an exception for Doggie Dash! Riders can bring their dogs to and from Doggie Dash on any TriMet MAX train until 2 pm on May 9th. Riders with dogs should bring their Dash registration receipt and/or their Dash race ?bib? as proof they are going to Doggie Dash. Regular fares apply to riders, but dogs ride free!
Dog owners need to follow these rules:
?Dogs must be under the owner?s control - leash or in a crate - at all times.
?Dogs must be wearing a head collar such as Gentle Leader or wear a muzzle.
?Dogs need to be wearing an ID tag that includes the owner's contact information.
?Dogs and riders must use only the rear car only of a two-car train.

Smart Park Garages at:
SW 1st & Jefferson
SW 3rd & Alder (closest to registration tent)
SW 4th & Yamhill
NW Naito & Davis

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