Youthlinks will host its third annual Run-A-Hound 5K road race on Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m., an event that will give runners and their canine friends alike the change to race the city streets.

The cost of the event is $10 with a dog, $15 without a dog and $8 for students with or without a dog. Refreshments will be served following the race.

The race will begin and end at Youthlinks at 420 Broadway in Rockland. Parking is available at Oceanside High School East.

Pre-registration is encouraged, which can be done online at

This fundraising event benefits Youthlinks free afterschool programs. Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services located in Rockland that provides youth with community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities.

These programs help youth learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities and connect to their peers, to adult mentors, and to their communities. Youthlinks is funded primarily by state grants and the donations of individuals, businesses and foundations.

For more information on the 5K event, contact Joelle Albury at Youthlinks at 594-2221 or email

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