Since 2009, Atlanta Lab Rescue (ALR) has been rescuing Labrador Retrievers and Lab Mixes from overwhelmed shelters and abusive situations and placing them in secure, loving homes. Atlanta Lab Rescue averages 40-50 dogs in the program at any given time, and in their first seven years, they have rescued over 3,000 dogs.

To help underwrite their rescue efforts, ALR is holding its 2nd Annual Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K on Sunday, November 20 at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, in Marietta. It is the largest fundraiser for Atlanta Lab Rescue. The Atlanta Lab Rescue 5K is open to the community, including: children, strollers and dogs! Yes, runners are encouraged to race with their dogs. Participating dogs should be accustomed to regular exercise, well-adjusted to crowds and noisy environments with large numbers of people and other dogs. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the race and dogs must be on a leash at all times per Cobb County laws.

The link to sign up is The race entry will be $35 and race day registration will be $40 for the 5K. registration will close on November 16th at midnight. If you are not interested in running but would like to volunteer, email vickijmann@gmail. Additional information about the race is available at www.

Can’t participate or volunteer, but still want to help? Consider donating to Atlanta Lab Rescue at