Las Colinas unleashes the inaugural Paws Colinas 5K-9
To celebrate the grand opening of the Paws Colinas dog park, the Las Colinas Association in partnership with the Irving Marathon Running Series launched the first-ever Paws Colinas 5K-9.
The inaugural race, which featured a 5K and 1-mile fun run, debuted on Saturday, October 9th at the Paws Colinas dog park with nearly 300 runners and eager pups. One unique feature of Paws Colinas is its convenient access to the scenic and generously shaded Campion Trail. The expansive trail offered a pup-friendly racecourse for the 5K and fun run while the dog park provided a pup-approved spot for the post-race party.
The post-race party and awards ceremony featured a customized, picture-perfect podium and plenty of perks to keep pups and parents entertained. YogaSix hosted pre-race stretches and post-race yoga, Kitchen 101 fueled runners with breakfast tacos while Three Dog Bakery treated pups to customized biscuits. Participants were able to cool down with bubbles and brew while exploring the on-site expo featuring Erickson Dental, Jefferson Lumen, Air One, race beneficiary, Irving Schools Foundation, and the official Paws Colinas veterinary partner, CityVet Las Colinas. CityVet hosted participant packet pick-up and offered helpful tips and wellness checks to make sure all dogs were race day ready.
Custom medals for parents and pooches were provided to all runners once they hit 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 awarded to the fastest overall runners and the best dressed pup and parent duo. Professional hype man, Kwame Hall, kept spirits high with non-stop race updates while DJ Leo J didn’t miss a beat with his tail-wagging set list.
To view more photos and results from the event click here.