I truly enjoy the 5K Walk/Runs that are held throughout the year at Green Valley Park. The next one is the "Turkey Trot" starting at 10 a.m. on Nov. 22.
I am writing to encourage all those with dogs to join Cee Cee "The Wonder Dog" and me. Yes, dogs are welcome. Just be responsible and bring a leash and a plastic bag or two. You just pay for your entry, not the dog's.
5K is 3.1 miles. The walk should take 55 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes. Let the runners do their thing, and compete for the prizes. That's their thing. For Cee Cee and me, our thing is just being out there walking, meeting other people -- and their dogs -- and getting in some great exercise for man and beast.
All of these 5K walk/runs have been very well organized. The route is clearly marked and there's water on the route for you and your dog.
It's only $15 registration at Parks and Rec through Nov. 20, and $20 after that - which includes a souvenir Turkey Trot T-shirt.
Do it for yourself. Do it for your dog.
Marc Kaplan and Cee Cee, Payson