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Canine Crawl is a fun 5K run/1 mile walk hosted by veterinary students at Cornell University. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the SPCA of Tompkins County and Guiding Eyes for the Blind of the Finger Lakes region.

The event will take place this Saturday, May 7th at 10 AM at the F.R. Newman Arboretum. Bib pick-up and day-of registration will begin at 9 AM.

Preregistration is $12 and day-of registration is $15. T-shirts will be free with registration while supplies last, with a recommended donation of $10-$15.

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Participants are welcome (and highly encouraged!) to bring their canine companions, with proof-of-rabies vaccination.

There will be a free Cornell Dairy Bar ice cream buffet for all participants, awards for the top runners (dog and human!), and an award for the best human-pet costume combo!

For more information, please visit our Facebook page ( or email Rachel Pollard (

To register online, visit:

If you can’t make it to the event but would like to make a donation, please visit:

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.