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Pilot Flying J helps sponsor Knoxville's Furapalooza

The cost to participate is $30 for adults and $15 for children.

The Trucker News Services

10/15/2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — Pilot Flying J has become a platinum sponsor for Furapalooza, Knoxville’s first pet friendly 5K and one-mile walk. The event, beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, will benefit H.A.L.T. (Humans and Animals Learning Together).

"We are proud to sponsor Furapalooza, which benefits the H.A.L.T. program," said Miranda Huston, employee health specialist at Pilot Flying J. "H.A.L.T is so important to the community because it provides therapeutic intervention for at-risk adolescents through dog obedience training. We’re excited to see all our friends, families, co-workers and their pets on Saturday to support such a good cause."

There will be five dog-themed awards:

Halloweenie: Get in the spirit of Halloween with some fabulous decor or a creative costume.

Smokey: Show some volunteer spirit with a Vol dog.

Greyhound: First and fastest dog to cross the finish line in the 5k.

Clifford: Biggest dog in show.

Toto: Smallest dog in show.

The cost to participate is $30 for adults and $15 for children. Pets have free admission and will receive a Lickety Stick, chew toy, dog treat and bandana for participation. Pilot Food Marts and Pepsico will donate post-race food for those who attend.

Pilot Flying J is one of several sponsors of the event.

Furapalooza will take place at the U.S. Cellular Sales Soccer Complex, 800 Cornerstone Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37932.

To learn more about Furapalooza or to register, visit http://furapalooza.wordpress.com.  

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