Fast and the Furriest fun dog run Sept. 28

The Newton Dog Park Committee will host the fourth annual Fast and the Furriest 1.5 mile fun dog run and walk beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Agnes Patterson Park and the Newton Arboretum. 

All proceeds will benefit the sustainability of the Newton Dog Park. After the run/walk is completed, contests will be held for the best costume, loudest bark, longest ears, biggest paws and most like owner. 

To register, people are encouraged to pick up forms at the Newton Parks and Recreation Office. Forms also can be found at The cost of the event is $15 in advance or $20 on race day. All participants will receive a T-shirts, and treats will be provided to their four-legged companion. 

Dog owners must submit vaccinations records with the registration form or prior to the race or they will not be allowed to participate.



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