The city of Destin Recreation Department will host the 13th annual Run with the Dogs 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m., March 16.

This run is open to individual runners/walkers. Participants may bring their dog, big or small, to run or walk the race. Pre-registration costs increase to $25 if registered between March 2-15. Day-of registration is $30 and will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. behind Destin City Hall (4200 Indian Bayou Trail). Participants can also register online at until March 15. The race begins at 9 a.m.

Early packet pickup will be Thursday and Friday at the Morgan Sports Center 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. T-shirts and prizes for winners of each category will be awarded. Hooters is sponsoring the award ceremony and celebration following the race.

Dogs are required to wear their current rabies tag and must be on a short leash. Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs (bring your baggies). Registration forms can be picked up at the Destin Community Center, Morgan Sports Center or you can go to the city of Destin website at and print out a registration form.

For more information, call Morgan Sports Center at 654-5184 or email Nick Coleman at