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MacDill’s Paws 4 Heroes 5K (Formerly Paws for Patriots 5k) – in-person or virtual
April 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Southeastern Guide Dogs MacDill’s Paws for Heroes 5k promises to be a fun event. It features chip timing on an accurate, but not certified 5k course in a scenic Tampa (Gadsden) park. Runners (and virtual runners) will receive both a shirt and finisher’s medal.
The cost to provide a guide dog for a veteran with a visual impairment or a service dog for a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder is tens of thousands of dollars, yet veterans receive these extraordinary dogs at no cost. All funds raised will benefit the Paws for Patriots (https://www.guidedogs.org/fast-facts/paws-for-patriots/) Program. On behalf of American heroes who have sacrificed so much, this program serves active-duty soldiers and retired servicemen and women with the respect and dignity they deserve.
NOTE: Please register by 20 March 2022 in order to be guaranteed a race shirt.