Bruno's Way 5K for CT Humane Society

Here is Renee's interview with Andrea Kowal, Bruno's 5K organizer.

She shares her story about her beloved dog Bruno and all of the info you need to know about Bruno's Way 5K!

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Save pets with every step you take in the Bruno’s Way 5K road race. The run and dog-friendly fitness walk are set for Oct. 24, in the Mill Pond Park area of Newington and will benefit Connecticut Humane Society pets.

Registration is now open at There will be awards for top times and a free gift for everyone who registers to save pets’ lives.

Newington resident Andrea Kowal is organizing the trek in memory of her dog Bruno, hoping to make a difference in his honor for pets in desperate need of a fresh start.

This family-friendly event will be socially distanced fun, and is in full compliance with all state safety regulations. Organizers are working closely with Newington officials to ensure social distancing and safety. A staggered start line beginning at 9 a.m. will be used on the certified 5K course. As per the state of Connecticut, there will be no day-of event registration, and registration is limited. Sign-ups must be completed online by 9 p.m. on Oct. 23.

Proceeds from the event will go toward veterinary care for pets in crisis at CHS, whether it’s an urgent surgery for a young dog, long-term treatment for a cat with diabetes, spays and neuters for puppies and kittens, or special care for a rabbit who won’t eat.

CHS aids pets from all over Connecticut through its three locations in Newington, Waterford and Westport and the reduced-fee Fox Memorial Clinic.

Community supporters of Bruno’s Way 5K include Fleet Feet West Hartford and Karma’s Closet. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact

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