The Newton Dog Park Committee will be hosting the Fifth Annual Fast and the Furriest 1.5 mile fun dog run and walk on Saturday, October 4th at 8:00am. The event will take place at Agnes Patterson Park and the Newton Arboretum. All proceeds will benefit the sustainability of the Newton Dog Park. After the run/walk is completed, contests will be held for the best costume, loudest bark, longest ears, biggest paws, and most like owner. To register people are encouraged to pick up forms and at the Newton Parks and Recreation Office. Forms can also be found on the city’s web page www.newtongov.org. The cost of the event is $15 in advance or $20 on race day. All participants will receive a t-shirts and treats will be provided to their four-legged companion. Dog owners must submit vaccinations records with the registration form or prior to the race, if not, they will not be allowed to participate the day of the race. For more information, contact the Newton Park Office at (641) 792-1470.