Are you a pet lover who likes to run? Check out two pet-related “participate from home” running events in August sponsored by Virtual Run Events powered by Moon Joggers.

Virtual Run’s fourth annual race in honor of cats will be run on International Cat Day Aug. 8. and offers a choice of 1-mile, 5k, 10k, 13.1-mile and 26.2-mile races. Participants run from their homes and the race can be completed any time in August. A percentage of race registration fees will be donated to Alley Cat Allies, an organization that provides cat and dog food to food banks, offering a lifeline to people who cannot afford to feed their pets. The registration fee is $25 and includes medals, a bib and shipping.

Virtual Run Events also will sponsor a run on International Dog Day on Aug. 26. This is the group’s fifth annual Day of the Dog: Run, Walk or Jog and offers the same choices of distance for participants. Participants can complete the race any time in August and are encouraged to take their favorite four-legged friend along. The registration fee is $25 and includes medals, a bib and shipping. The group will donate 20 percent of every registration to Freedom Service Dogs of America, which rescues dogs and custom trains them for the individual needs of people with disabilities.

Register for either event at–phoenix/dog-events/.




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