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Bisous the Top Dog in See Spot Run; Run in the Sun

In the recent See Spot Run 5k, David Peacock (43) led the field with a 17:34 time.

Theresa Saupe (49) posted the top time among the ladies at 20:46.

However, the real title of top dog went to Bisous, the first canine to cross the finish line in this dog-friendly event. Eric Legros accompanied Bisous in the race, and they posted a 19:07 time.

Over 100 dogs ran with their humans in that one.

The Doughboy Challenge for Charity 5k will be Saturday, June 9, with the race beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the east side of the Murfreesboro Public Square.

The event raises funds for CASA of Rutherford County, The Exchange Club Family Center and Nashvegas Rollers.

To register or for a course map or other information, visit doughboychallenge.com.

Also, June 9 a 5-mile adventure race will benefit One Less Ministries.

This race begins at 7 a.m. at 100 Espey Drive, Smyrna.

The 5-mile is a chip timed race, but other events include a 1-mile run/walk at 8:30 a.m. and 200-meter cow dash at 9 a.m. All 5- and 1-mile racers will receive a safety orange, gender-specific tech shirt.

The overall male and female winner will win free Chick-fil-A sandwiches for a year, as will one other random racer just for racing. Plus, the best-dressed Chick-fil-A cow will win a prize.

Organizers encourage all to race for one less orphan, one less victim of human trafficking, one less victim of sexual exploitation, one less victim of poverty; change starts with one.

To register or for more information, visit raceforoneless.org or Chick-fil-A, 470 Sam Ridley Pkwy. W., Smyrna.

If you want to run in the Murfreesboro Half Marathon, well, you’ll have to wait until next year. The sixth annual Middle Half, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, sold out in its first day of registration. 2,500 runners signed up for, and will race the 13.1 winding around the ‘Boro.

As temperatures rise, don’t stop training, but do take the necessary precautions to protect yourself.

Drink all the water you can hold, wear sunscreen if you do not yet have your summer base tan and put a rag on your head if you don’t have any hair up there! Run to a friend’s house or apartment with a nice cool pool to jump in after a nice 100-degree sweat fest out on the cruel blacktop. Summer running can be a little uncomfortable at first, but it forces one to drink lots of water, get sunshine, flush out their body and melt away some calories, all incredible for our health.

Run strong, and harvest all of that free vitamin D from the sun; just be sure the results of your running are positive for your health, not damaging to it.

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About the Author

Bracken, a 2003 graduate of MTSU’s journalism program, is the founder and publisher of The Murfreesboro Pulse. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, graphic artist and business partner, Sarah, and son, Bracken Jr. Bracken enjoys playing the piano, sushi, Tool, football, chess, jogging, spending time in his backyard with his chickens, hippie music, climbing at The Ascent, bowling, swimming, soup, tennis, sunshine, revolution, defiance and anarchy. He can cook a mean grilled cheese, and can fry just about anything.

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