This weekend, the Humane Society of West Alabama presents the 12th annual running of the Canine Classic 5k! This fundraising event happens Saturday morning at Kentuck Park, in Northport. An official race on the 2014 Tuscaloosa Track Club Grand Prix of West Alabama.

This year, the first 150 runners registered will receive a long sleeved t-shirt and a swag bag of goodies. After the race, there will be snacks and refreshments. Plus, door prizes and awards featuring a paw print for the top finishers! One other note, humans only in the race, please. The registration opens at 7am and the race starts at 8am. The Alabama football game is at 5pm, so, there is plenty of time to enjoy the morning running or walking this flat and fast track.

Scroll down to retrieve a copy of the race application. First, I talked with Betty Freeman, of the Humane Society of West Alabama, about the event and the cause in the clip below.