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Bradenton resident Kaitlyn Saum kisses her dog, Chevy. Chevy's hip dysplasia and knee problems didn't stop him from wanting to run in the 5K.

Rain can't dampen benefit run in Lakewood Ranch

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Bradenton resident Kaitlyn Saum kisses her dog, Chevy. Chevy's hip dysplasia and knee problems didn't stop him from wanting to run in the 5K.

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Palmetto's Lee Cosens holds the flag during the national anthem. Cosens served in the Army from 2007 to 2012.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Palmetto's Lee Cosens holds the flag during the national anthem. Cosens served in the Army from 2007 to 2012.

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Irwin, a 1-year-old beagle cur, becomes friends with Tomy, who is 10 years old. Irwin is up for adoption at the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Irwin, a 1-year-old beagle cur, becomes friends with Tomy, who is 10 years old. Irwin is up for adoption at the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch.

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Willow, who is 6 months old, shows some love to Bradenton's Amber Charbeneau.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Willow, who is 6 months old, shows some love to Bradenton's Amber Charbeneau.

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Willow is a 6-month-old puppy up for adoption at the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Willow is a 6-month-old puppy up for adoption at the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch.

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Lakewood Ranch's Bo Bush and his mom, Lindsay are ready to run with their dog, Tomy.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Lakewood Ranch's Bo Bush and his mom, Lindsay are ready to run with their dog, Tomy.

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West Bradenton's Joe Siever talks with snowbirds Lisa Thurlow, who is from Canada, and Bob Lathrop, who is from Connecticut.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

West Bradenton's Joe Siever talks with snowbirds Lisa Thurlow, who is from Canada, and Bob Lathrop, who is from Connecticut.

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Runners get ready to take off at the starting line.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Runners get ready to take off at the starting line.

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Monika Oberer, one of the race founders, blows an air horn to signify the beginning of the 5K run.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Monika Oberer, one of the race founders, blows an air horn to signify the beginning of the 5K run.

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Sarasota's April Bell runs with her dog, Koda, who is 5. "He loves to run," Bell says.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Sarasota's April Bell runs with her dog, Koda, who is 5. "He loves to run," Bell says.

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Lakewood Ranch's Pattie and Chris LeBanc walk in the 5K with their dog, Abby.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Lakewood Ranch's Pattie and Chris LeBanc walk in the 5K with their dog, Abby.

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Runners and their dogs start their 5K race.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Runners and their dogs start their 5K race.

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Palmetto's Amy Cosens makes her way to the finish line. "It's a super organized race for awesome causes," Cosens says.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Palmetto's Amy Cosens makes her way to the finish line. "It's a super organized race for awesome causes," Cosens says.

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Lakewood Ranch's Laura Dardy walks in the rain with her dog, Toby. "It's fun running in the rain," Dardy says.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Lakewood Ranch's Laura Dardy walks in the rain with her dog, Toby. "It's fun running in the rain," Dardy says.

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Country Club East's David Cravens runs toward the finish line. Cravens moved from Atlanta to Lakewood Ranch and says he has been "loving every minute of it."

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Country Club East's David Cravens runs toward the finish line. Cravens moved from Atlanta to Lakewood Ranch and says he has been "loving every minute of it."

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Lakewood Ranch's Brian and Kaitlyn Roman, 12, cross the finish line together. Kaitlyn Roman placed first for her age group.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Lakewood Ranch's Brian and Kaitlyn Roman, 12, cross the finish line together. Kaitlyn Roman placed first for her age group.

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Sarasota's Sandra Houseweart finishes the race with her rescue dog Primrose. "She's unstoppable," Houseweart says.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Sarasota's Sandra Houseweart finishes the race with her rescue dog Primrose. "She's unstoppable," Houseweart says.

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Rebekah Boudrie and Monika Oberer founded the Doggies for Duchenne Run to support Greenbrook's Grayson Tullio, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Rebekah Boudrie and Monika Oberer founded the Doggies for Duchenne Run to support Greenbrook's Grayson Tullio, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch.

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Sarasota's Shelby Duke, Julia Stringer and Sabrina Charlotte show off their medals. This is Stringer's second 5K of the year. She wants to run 12 5Ks in 2020.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Sarasota's Shelby Duke, Julia Stringer and Sabrina Charlotte show off their medals. This is Stringer's second 5K of the year. She wants to run 12 5Ks in 2020.

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Oskar is a 7-month-old dog available for adoption. Carson Plank, a volunteer, describes Oskar as "perfectly behaved chaos."

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 |

Oskar is a 7-month-old dog available for adoption. Carson Plank, a volunteer, describes Oskar as "perfectly behaved chaos."

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