The annual Walk, Wag, N’ Run event, a certified 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run, will be held on Aug. 24 at Lenox Park in Brookhaven. Entry into the runs includes a race t-shirt and a goodie bag. Participants can register online at active.com or ahimsahouse.org.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K Run, followed by a 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. Entry fee for the 5K is $30 in advance or $35 the day of the race. The Fun Run is $15.

Following the event, prizes will be awarded to overalls, masters, and to the top female and male finishers in nine age groups. Awards will be given to the Top 3 Dogs crossing the finish line.

The event benefits Ahimsa House, which provides emergency pet safe housing, veterinary care, pet-related safety planning, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis line, outreach programs, and other services to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence across Georgia.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.