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BHS is rated 4-stars by Charity Navigator

The First Annual Humane Race was a Huge Success!

The first annual running of The Humane Race 5K & "Dog Jog" is now in the record books. (See complete Race Results.)

We had a glorious morning with blue skies and temperatures in the 50's at race time. By the time the runners were sitting around enjoying a post-race snack, listening to the band ("Subject to Change"), and receiving their prizes, temperatures had climbed into the mid-60's. The course was in excellent condition and all the runners (and their dogs) had loads of fun.

Almost 70 racers participated, along with almost 25 dogs. (See the photos!) We hope to at least double those numbers next year, so start spreading the word now!

The Humane Race raised over $3,000 in cash for the new Berkshire Humane Society shelter, plus another $500 worth of super-premium dog food donated to the BHS by our sponsors Wellness Pet Foods and Waggin' Tails. We also gave out over $1,500 worth of prizes, T-shirts, and bandanas to our runners and their dogs.

Please see the wonderful article about the race in the Williams Record written by Williams student and race volunteer MJ Prest. Thanks MJ!

Here is the list of our winners:

Overall Winner Male - Aaron Magid, time 19.41
Overall Winner Female - Sarah Gardner and Foxie, time 24.51

The Wellness Challenge winner and Overall Winner Male with dog - Hunter Greene and Bongo, time 21.51
Overall Winner Female with Dog - Sarah Gardner and Foxie, time 24.51

Age group 13 - 19 Male - Jonathan Dowse, time 21.40 (third overall)
Age group 13- 19 Female - Vanessa Badino, time 30.18

Age group 20 - 29 Male - Aaron Magrid, time 19.41(first overall)
Age group 20 - 29 Female - Sarah Currie, time 27.31

Age Group 30 - 39 Male - Sean Sommers and Dunkin, time 22.02
Age Group 30 - 39 Female - Hilary Green, time 25.23

Age Group 40 - 49 Male - Shaun Sutliff, time 19.50 (second overall)
Age Group 40 - 49 Female - Sarah Gardner and Foxie, time 24.51

Age Group 50 - 59 Male - Alex Silverman, time 22.44
Age Group 50 - 59 Female - Cynthia Gardner, time 29.23

Age Group 60 + Male - Dick Marran, time 27.40
Age Group 60 + Female - Wendy Horton and Gryffindor, time 46.16

The fantastic prizes awarded to our winners were donated by the following sponsors:

The Cottage of Williamstown
The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA
Jackie's Contemporary Clothing
InTouch Massage Therapy
Lickety Split
Water Street Books
Klein's All Sports
The Williams Inn
Mt. Williams Greenhouses
Jiminy Peak
Images Cinema

Thanks to everyone who made it possible: Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Williams College, the Lehman Community Service Council at Williams, our sponsors, all our wonderful volunteers, and our racers!

Click here for a few Thank You's from our Race Director.

A great race for a great cause!

The Humane Race—It's good for your heart!

The Berkshire Humane Society has earned Four Stars for five years running from Charity Navigator (the leading on-line charity evaluator). Only 3% of all the charities reviewed by Charity Navigator have managed this feat.

BHS is rated 4-stars by Charity Navigator

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