Canine Crawl 2018. (Photo courtesy of Canine Crawl Facebook Page.)

ITHACA, N.Y. — This 5K and one-mile walk is all about dogs. Hosted by the Cornell University Student American Veterinary Medical Association, the fourth annual Canine Crawl will benefit Guiding Eyes for the Blind and the Tompkins County SPCA. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs, and even coordinate costumes with their pets.

Registration and bib pickup for the Canine Crawl starts at 9 a.m., and the run or walk begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 5 at the F.R. Newman Arboretum. Participants will get complimentary doggy waste bags donated by PetSmart Charities and a T-shirt. Registration is $15 and available online here. There will be a raffle, prizes for the top runners and for best human-pet costume. All proceeds will be donated to the Tompkins County SPCA and Guiding Eyes for the Blind, according to the event page.

Rabies vaccination is required for all pets.

The event will take place rain or shine. As of this posting Tuesday, the weather is supposed to be mostly sunny and about 67 degrees.

View the 5K map route below. The one-mile route is available here.

For any questions, contact or the Canine Crawl Facebook page.

Featured image: Canine Crawl 2018. (Photo courtesy of Canine Crawl Facebook Page.)

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