The tables will turn this weekend and dogs will be protesting when their owners rouse them from their Sunday morning slumber to drag them out for a 5K run.
It’s the CARE (Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts) fourth annual K9 5K Fun Run and Dog Jog, and dogs and owners can run as a team.
Those who don’t have dogs can still enter, however, and run unaccompanied.
The run begins bright and early at 7.30am and the course will be a double loop through the Town Centre at Camana Bay.
Registration fees ($20 per person) will help raise funds for CARE’s community spay and neuter programmes.
Owners and dogs will be given drinks and snacks at the finish line and trophies will be awarded to the top three male and to three female runners without dogs.
A separate prize, sponsored by Cayman Animal Hospital, will be given to fastest man and woman with a dog.
The rest of the runners will still have a chance to take a prize home as there will be a random prize drawing with gifts certificates donated by several Camana Bay businesses.
Participants can register in person immediately before the race, or at the registration desk which will be set up on Saturday, 2 March from 11am to 2pm under the Observation Tower, Camana Bay.