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PurinaŽ Incredible Dog Challenge

About the PurinaŽ Incredible Dog Challenge
Some of the most talented dogs from around the country will descend upon Spa Beach Park in St. Petersburg to participate in the PurinaŽ Incredible Dog Challenge. This premier canine sporting event features dogs competing in a variety of ?Olympic style? events including dog diving, freestyle flying disc, head-to-head weave poles, Jack Russell hurdle racing and agility.

Local dogs have the opportunity to qualify to participate in two events ? dog diving and freestyle flying disc. Top qualifiers win the chance to demonstrate their skills in Saturday?s (April 17) competition with the possibility of qualifying for the National Championship in St. Louis in October.

WHEN:
Purina Incredible Dog Swim Race Biathlon (Spa Beach Park) ? Fri., April 16, 9:30 a.m.
Open Qualifier Registration (Spa Beach Park) ? Fri., April 16, 2:00 p.m. (qualifying, 3:15 p.m.)
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge (Spa Beach Park) ? Sat., April 17, 11:30 a.m. ? 3 p.m.

WHERE:
Spa Beach Park
544 Second Ave. NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701

2010 marks the 13th year of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, which continues to demonstrate Purina?s commitment to and passion for pets. The event has become a national sensation known for attracting world-class canine athletes in a multi-city tour that culminates each year with the nationally televised championships.

The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in St. Petersburg will also be held during the popular Mainsail Arts Festival held annually in Vinoy Park.

Further information on the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge is available at www.petcentric.com.
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