EDITOR'S NOTE: If you live near Carmel on the California Coast this might be a fun 5K for you to try. It's open to all ages plus they have a 2K right after and your can dog can run with you. Awesome! Another plus about the "Love Run" is that it benefits a really cool running program in the area called "Just Run". They have a website justrun.org where you can see what schools and cities they are in. You can even email or call them for some advice. The Love Run is a great event that was created for a special person. We love the beach and you may even see us there. Now, about that dog that wants to enter the 2K.

 

Fourth Annual "Run In The Name Of Love" 5K Takes To Carmel Streets

Dog-friendly 2K walk/run features four-legged competitors in scenic coastal town

 

               The fourth annual "Run in the Name of Love" scenic road race and walk is set for Father's Day Sunday, June 15, 2014.  The 5K run begins at 8:30 a.m. at Carmel's historic Sunset Center and follows a coastal path alongside sandy white beaches and the dramatic Pacific Ocean, with a finish celebration at Carmel's Ocean Beach.  Dogs are welcome to participate in the 2K walk/run which travels a similar course following the 5K start.

               Unique features of the event are tribute bibs, dog participant shirts and bandanas, biscuits for the dogs when they cross the finish line, free raffle tickets, post race food and medallions for walkers as well.  All runners and walkers are encouraged to run in the name of someone they love, either as a memorial to a loved one or as a tribute to someone who is loved in life. 

               Proceeds from the race will benefit the Big Sur Marathon's JUST RUN® youth fitness program.  Costs are $35 for the 5K and $25 for the 2K in advance online, or $5 higher on race day.

               For more information and to register please visit runinthenameoflove.org.