RAYMOND — Everyone is invited out to the Pleitez Ranch in Raymond for the first annual Giving Trail Memorial 10K Run on Sunday, Mar. 20.
The cross-country run winds through the beautiful foothills of the Sierra and the historic town of Raymond at approximately 1,000 ft. elevation with gentle slopes and a well defined trail.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the run starts at 8 a.m. with breakfast and awards following.
Each runner will be given the opportunity to dedicate their run in honor of a loved one, and honorees will be recognized at the awards ceremony. The proceeds of the run will go to Doc’s Dogs For Vets to cover the costs of adopting and training service dogs for combat veterans.
Doc’s Dogs For Vets was formed by the Pleitez family in honor of their son, Spc. Benjamin Pleitez, an army medic who died in 2012, while serving his country in Afghanistan. Ben loved dogs and had a gift for working with them. At the time of his deployment he was in the process of developing a business plan for a dog breeding and training kennel.
“…the best way to honor Ben’s memory is to provide trained service/assistance dogs to veterans who could benefit from a canine companion.”
Registration fee includes entry, t-shirt and breakfast.
Registration – $50.00 Ages 12 and under – $40.00
Breakfast only – adults $12.00, children $7.00
Register at Docs Dogs For Vets or The Giving Trail 10K Memorial Run