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Wags and Whiskers 5K, fun run raises funds for Humane Society

Wags and Whiskers 5K, fun run raises funds for Humane Society
November 14
16:00 2018

A group of runners and walkers, some with their pets in tow, braved Saturday morning’s chilly temperatures to participate in the Wags and Whiskers 5K and Furry Fun Run benefiting the Stephens County Humane Society.

Several participants showed up with their dogs for the Furry Fun Run portion of the race. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The organization invited participants to bring their pets along for the run, and many did.

The Stephens County Humane Society will use the funds raised through the race for veterinary care and transport costs. as well as the purchase of large dog houses and kennel gates.

They are adding outside kennels to the shelter and need gates and cross fencing for the shelter’s yard so that they can let several dogs out at one time to enjoy the outdoors.

The race, which took place in the Breckenridge City Park, was open to contestants in eight age categories. The first runner to cross the finish line was the top male finisher, Chris McCormick of Eastland with a clock time of 25:34.7, according to the Race Day Event Services website.  The top female finisher was Kathryn Hart of Breckenridge with a clock time of 30:08.6.

Chris McCormick of Eastland was the first racer to cross the finish line on Saturday. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Other racers included: Daniel Brown of Abilene, first place, male 60-69; Martha Martinez of Colorado City, first place, female 60-69; Eva Cantrell of Breckenridge, first place, female 30-39; Janie Fraley of Breckenridge, second place, female 30-39; Judy Lowe of Graford, first place, female 50-59; Mary Kaplan of Sunrise Beach, first place, female 70 and over; Stephanie Johnson of Eastland, first place, female 40 to 49; Dena Simmel of Cisco, second place, female 40 to 49; Willie O. Lindsey of Georgetown, first place, male 70 and over; Eyvonne Carter of Frisco, second place, female 60-69; Kayleigh Cantrell, first place, female 13-17; Cassie Wimberley of Breckenridge, third place, female 30 to 30; and Carole Elder of Ranger, second place, female 50-59.

Participants in the Furry Fun Run portion of Saturday’s race were encouraged to bring their pets to the event, which raised funds for the Stephens County Humane Society. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Chris McCormick of Eastland was leading the pack of racers from the beginning in the Wags and Whiskers 5K on Saturday. He finished in first place. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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