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Tahoe Donner I-Did-A-Run raises nearly $4K for humane society

Staff report

As part of North Lake Tahoe’s SnowFest! 2017, the 13th annual I-Did-A-Run event took place March 12 at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

Dogs of all breeds and sizes competed in this on-snow dog pull race with proceeds from raffle sales raising $1,836 for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, and $2,000 from a private contribution.

Dogs raced against the clock pulling weighted covered wagon sleds over a snow-covered course. Prizes were awarded to the speediest finishers among four weight divisions.

In total, 45 dogs participated in this year’s event:

Division 1 winner (0-25 pounds): Maci V., a miniature pincer mix, owned by Tullin Valdez of Truckee.

Division 2 winner (26-50 pounds): Raina, a cocker spaniel owned by Dean Eppley of Folsom and a Tahoe Donner member.

Division 3 winner (51-75 pounds): Rowdy, a mixed Rhodesian Ridgeback owned by Bryce Rhodes of Reno. Rowdy scored a blistering time of 2.99 seconds and was also crowned overall champion.

Division 4 winner (76+ pounds): Obi, a chocolate lab owned by Lloyd Golden of Truckee.

A surprise highlight occurred when Vinny, a Maltese rescue dog, was at the starting line. His owner, Laurie Jean Shaw, announced to the crowd that her family’s charitable foundation will contribute $2,000 to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe if Vinny crossed the finished line — which he did.

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