Second Annual Paws Colinas 5K-9 brings bone-fide fun to Las Colinas
The Las Colinas Association in partnership with the Irving Marathon Running Series hosted the second annual Paws Colinas 5K-9 on October 22nd. Over 400 runners and their furry best friends embarked on a 5K run through the picturesque, shaded Campion Trail. HotWorx kept race participants hydrated by sponsoring the water stop and Goosehead Insurance provided the opportunity for the community to learn about pet insurance and policies by being the safety sponsor. The official Paws Colinas veterinary partner, CityVet Las Colinas, hosted a VIP tent for all attendees with seating, swag and cold water.
Runners and pups celebrated their accomplishments after the 5K with a post-race party at the Paws Colinas Dog Park. Kitchen 101 fueled runners with breakfast tacos while The Pet Treat Truck treated pups to complimentary biscuits. Participants were able to cool down with bubbles and brew from The Bubble Bus Co. while exploring the on-site expo featuring Q Factor Chiropractic, Parker University, Mobility Credit Union, Southwest Pain Management, Hershenberg Group, race beneficiary DFW Humane Society and Side by Side Dog Training. Attendees also shopped for pup fashion and accessories from Daisy and Dog BARKtique and Lala+Paws Co.
Custom medals for pups and their humans were provided to all runners once they crossed the finish line. First, second and third place trophies were awarded to top male and female large dog runners as well as top male and female small dog runners. Mantle-worthy trophies were presented to the fastest overall runners, age group awards and the best dressed pup and parent duo. Professional hype man, Kwame Hall, kept spirits high with non-stop race updates alongside radio personality, Sybil Summers. DJ Joe Vega kept the party rockin’ with his paws-itively perfect playlist.