September 13, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

DogFest Sept. 22, Dachshund Dash Registration Extended

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s DogFest returns Saturday Sept. 22, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Park, 2511 W. Republic Road. Everyone, including the family dog, is invited to enjoy a day of free fun and activities, to visit the Canine Vendor Village and to watch the highly entertaining 8th Annual Dachshund Dash.

Heats take place throughout the day, culminating with the Best of the Best and Best of the Worst races around 2 p.m.

The registration deadline for the Dachshund Dash has been extended to Monday, Sept. 17. Race registration is $15 and is limited to, yes, Dachshunds. All proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park. All other activities are free.

For registration or more information about DogFest, call the Springfield-Greene County Park Board at 417-864-1049.

For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.