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ALX Dog Walk

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The second annual ALX Dog Walk event happens Saturday, April 29 in Old Town Alexandria’s Oronoco Bay Park. Walkers and dogs will enjoy a 2-mile walk down historic Union Street and return to the Park along the beautiful Waterfront Walk for the Awards Celebration of music, prizes, treats, kids activities, loads of dog fun, and much more. Walkers receive an incredible Goodie Bag of sustainable items, a t-shirt, and – new this year! – a doggie bandana. Dogs compete for prizes in the categories of: Twinsie (dog that resembles its owner), Best Groomed, Best Personality, Best Upcycled Costume, Fluffiest Tail, and Biggest Ears. Winners receive a $100 gift card to The Dog Store in Del Ray and a one-year supply of EarthBreeze plastic-free laundry detergent valued at $250. Early Dog registration remains open until 2/15. Register at: www.alxdogwalk.com/register/

The ALX Dog Walk, a voluntary-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit, aims to educate people throughout the DMV about plastic-free and sustainable living while also helping to beautify and protect the City of Alexandria’s environment (the location of its annual dog walk). 100% net proceeds support this mission.