The Red Cross of the National Capital Region had a 5 and 10K fundraiser, and the 5K (3.1 miles) allowed dogs. I love the Red Cross-- they helped out a friend after she had a house fire a few years ago, and a good friend of mine used to work there. When we heard about the dog-friendly race, the Human Male and I jumped on it.
Here's Alice picking up her number at the Alexandria Red Cross Chapter:
And here are some action shots. I'd like to say that they're blurry not because I was jiggling the camera, but because we were going sooooo faaaaaassst. Really, I swear!
Each race I try to find someone that I'll finish before/close to/not far after. This was Alice's-- the teeniest, tiniest chihuahua ever. He was seriously four inches tall.
And here she is crossing the finish line!
I was so proud of her. Her official time was 39:34-- awesome for a little 22lb dog, especially on a very hot morning! The wonderful crowd cheered whenever a dog crossed. It was so sweet.
After the race, Alice was barely winded.
I'm so proud of my little runner!