After the First Annual Howling Mile Fundraiser
Submitted by Ann Dykes
Over 120 of our four-legged best friends, some wearing costumes, ran/jogged/and walked one nautical mile and then participated in numerous dog events, including bobbing for hotdogs and waggiest tail.
Winner of the under-20 pounds division was Abigail Barton; winner of the 20- to 50-pounds division was Morse Murdock; Lucia Pruzinsky won the over-50 pounds division.
Best owner-lookalike award went to Storm Trooper, Yoda, and Darth Vader.
Best Frisbee Catcher award went to Kendra Troy and Nicolas Clark.
Most Handsome award went to Takoda Larocque.
All event participants enjoyed pastries provided by Panera Bread and browsed the sponsors’ tables.
Amesbury Animal Hospital, Ants in Grass, Bowchies, Kurgo Pet Products, and Meghan Photography displayed their wonderful products along the finish line.
Rachel Holland, a licensed massage therapist, provided massages.
Jackie Potoqui, owner of Bartlett Cove Pet Grooming, served as event emcee.
Many thanks to our other sponsors: Greater Boston Running Company, Village Pet, Coco’s Critters, and the Natural Dog and to the Newburyport Parks Commission.
All profits from this race will directly support the Newburyport Parks and local charities.