NEWBURYPORT — The Howling Mile & Amateur Dog Show to benefit Newburyport parks takes place tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Cashman Park along the waterfront at 202 Merrimac St.
The Howling Mile is a 1-nautical (1.2-mile) owner and dog race/jog/walk along the Clipper City Rail Trail. The event includes a 10 a.m. walk/jog to the starting line at the Newburyport train station, with the run finishing at Cashman Park. The race will be followed by an awards ceremony with prizes and raffles. Competitive and social runners are welcome to participate.
Registration for the race is $35 and can be completed online at www.joppaflatsrunningclub.com or before the start of the event. All proceeds from the race and dog show will be donated to Newburyport parks and local charities
An Amateur Dog Show will immediately follow the race. Humans and canines alike are encouraged, but not required, to dress in costume. There will be prices for best junior handler, golden oldie, best trick, best kisser, Frisbee catch, waggiest tail, most handsome and prettiest and best Halloween howl. The entry fee is $5 per category, which will benefit the Newburyport Off-Leash Committee. For more, call Kim Kudym at 978-462-2973.