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Woof! Dog Day Fun Run, Walk returns to Skibowl

Woofs will abound at the Mt. Hood Adventure Park Skibowl on Sunday, Sept. 18, as dogs and their owners meander the grounds for the second annual Dog Day Fun Run and Walk.

Proceeds benefit Oregon Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with registration and continues with hikes, a vendor fair, beer garden and trick contests. The vendor fair will close at 3 p.m.

After dogs and their owners choose and follow their own adventure along an easy, moderate or extreme trail route, they'll return to a dog-friendly beer garden at the base of Skibowl.

There, dogs can participate in pet trick contests for prizes, while their owners can peruse the Lexidog Boutique and Social Club of Portland, along with other pet supply and outdoor vendors.

'We created this event to introduce dog lovers to hiking at Skibowl while at the same time supporting a great local organization,' said Kirk Hanna, Skibowl's owner and operator.

Skibowl is at 87000 E. Highway 26 in Government Camp.

Guide Dogs for the Blind, the benefactor of this event, was established in 1942. It has provided guide dogs and training free of charge to about 350 blind and visually impaired people.

Its campus is located in Boring on Kelso Road.

For more information about tickets, call 503-222-2695 or visit skibowl.com.