Dogs and people hit the trail for annual ThumperThon

Dogs ready to run loose with annual ThumperThon race

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - Tails were wagging at the 9th Annual ThumperThon Race.

Some dog owners ran. Others walked.

But all of their four-legged friends led the charge to help the NEA Humane Society and Jumpstart Animal Shelter.

Fran Cavenaugh, race coordinator, said the idea for the race came from her dog, Thumper, who loved to run with her husband.

“This is a family event,” she said. “They bring their kids, they bring their dogs, they bring the whole family and it’s a good morning.”

The annual event has brought out runners, whether they like it or not.

“People can actually come and run with their dog,” she said. “It’s probably the first one in the area that we’re able to do it with so we get a lot of dogs. People that generally aren’t runners, run with their dogs.”

The true benefit is for the workers and dogs in the shelters that are benefiting from the race.

Copyright 2019 KAIT. All rights reserved.