National race series for active pets and humans kicks off Jan. 13 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The 5K9 Walk Run national 10-race series kicks off at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, promoting healthy and fit living for people and pets and supporting local animal welfare organizations through the Petco Foundation. The event will feature a 5K and 1-mile walk run and a free healthy living expo for humans and pets.

Registration is at 6 a.m.,m the 5K start is at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile start is at 9 a.m.

The San Diego event is the first of 10 races scheduled for 2013. Each event will include a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) and 1 mile run/walk event for runners and walkers, both with and without their dogs. All events will also feature a complete healthy living expo where dogs and their human companions can shop for athletic products, pet products and more. A portion of all 5K9 Walk Run race registrations and fundraising efforts generated by participants will benefit the Petco Foundation, which supports more than 8,000 local animal-welfare organizations across the country.

Participants will have access to coaching and training programs for both humans and pets, and they can also connect with other athletes and their pet companions online in their local communities by visiting the race Facebook page at .

For more information or to register for a race near you, visit To learn more about the Petco Foundation, visit

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