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'Chase Race and Paws' to benefit animals, honor teen
'Chase Race and Paws' to benefit animals, honor teen




Benefits AR Children’s Hospital and Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter

CONWAY, Ark. –  The Seventh Annual Chase Race and Paws, one of the most unique sporting events in the State, will be held Saturday, March 10, beginning at 8 a.m. in front of Petsmart, Commons Shopping Center, 650 Elsinger Blvd. in Conway.

The Chase Race portion of the event will be held first and is open to all runners and also qualifies as the two mile state championship race for the 2012 Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series.  The race includes the following:

·      Technical t-shirt for all runners

·      Chip timing

·      $100 cash prize to any runner establishing an OVERALL course record for their gender

·      One paid entry into the 2013 Chase Race event for any runner establishing a course record for their age and gender 

The “Paws” portion of the event, a race designed for runners AND their leashed pets, will be held immediately after the conclusion of the Chase Race and includes chip timing.  All pets must be on a leash and well-behaved for the safety of the other participants, man and animal alike.

In addition to the running portions of the event, there will be a “Paws” best costume contest for all pets, and an opportunity for pet adoptions.  Free food and beverages will be available.

“Chase Race and Paws is a quality, fun, exciting event that is held each year around the time of Chase’s death,” said Don Potter, Founder and Race Director. “One of my favorite memories is running the Big Dam Night 5K Run with my son. Chase Race and Paws continues his legacy, his passion for running and animals, and benefits two wonderful charities.”

Chase Race and Paws is made possible, in part, by the generosity of more than fifty sponsors, including Grand Champion sponsors Best Buy of Conway and PetSmart, Best of Show sponsors Advanced Physical Therapy Center, Chick-Fil-A, Crain Team-Buick and GMC, In Memory of Bob Hilton by Murrell Hilton, Kohl’s Department Store, Team Parsley-Elizabeth and Michelle Parsley, the Sporty Runner, and Tim Tyler Surveying and Mapping. Sponsorships are available by contacting Race Director Don Potter at 501-514-4370 or by e-mail at donp@tcworks.net.

Registration for Chase Race and Paws is now open online at www.chaserace.info.  To register by mail, print the registration form and mail to the address on the form or submit by email to donp@tcworks.net

Chase Race and Paws began in 2006 as and is now in its seventh year.  The event began as a way for Don and Cheryl Potter to honor the memory of their late son, Donald Lee Chase Potter, who loved running, and animals. The Race is an Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix Series championship two-mile race and benefits Arkansas Children’s Hospital for brain trauma research and  Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter.  For more information visit www.chaserace.info.