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Dress up your dog for a Halloween-themed 5K

The run/walk will help raise money for rescue animals.

Here's a good excuse to buy a Halloween costume for your dog.

The Carver-Scott Humane Society, a nonprofit animal rescue in Chaska, is putting a Halloween spin on its biggest fundraiser of the year.

The organization hosts an annual 5K run/walk for dogs and people of all ages and abilities. This year, organizers are asking participants – and their four-legged companions – to come in costume.

The “Howl O’ Ween 5K Run/Walk" will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, at the City Square Park in Chaska.

The family-friendly event also includes a short, quarter of a mile fun run for "the little ghosts and goblins," aka kids.

There will be food trucks and vendors, as well as costume contests for both pets and their humans.

The earlier you register for the 5K, the better discount you'll receive. 

It's $25 until September 30 ($10 for Kids Run), then $30 until October 19 ($15 for Kids Run) and day-of registration is $35 ($20 for Kids Run). Proceeds will benefit the Carver-Scott Humane Society.

Runners will receive a Howl O' Ween 5K Walk/Run shirt, and post race refreshments, and there will be prizes for the top three male and female finishers.

The event still has openings for vendors, too. More info here.

About Carver-Scott Humane Society

It's a foster-based nonprofit animal rescue based in Chaska.

"Foster-based" means that all of the animals stay in foster care until they're matched with permanent homes.

Carver-Scott Humane Society rescued and rehomed over 500 animals in 2016.

The nonprofit also provides food, medical care, spaying or neutering services, pet microchipping and other support to pets and families in need.

Find more information on the website.

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