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Greyhound Gathering 2014 - Kanab
Hundreds of greyhounds will whiz their way down a stretch of fenced grass in the Blur of Fur Run on Sunday, May 11, from 9-11 a.m., at the Kanab Elementary School.
They will all be winners, as they race their humans to the finish line. Come cheer on the hounds who will gather to show their winning form. It’s a no-brainer that the hounds will win, but in the watching there’ll be lots of laughing going on.
The west side of the elementary school will be fenced off, compliments of Taylor Button, to allow a grassy strip for running safely. Kanab Police Chief Tom Cram, who volunteers his time every year, will use radar to clock the hounds. Humans just don’t appear on the sensors, as they are too slow.
We’ve had hounds go 35 mph. Though they may be fast on a stretch of grass, in your home, the fastest thing they claim is your couch. Greyhounds are known as 45 mph couch potatoes, as they prefer to grace your couch versus any racetrack.
The day before, on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m., you’ll find costumed hounds and humans entertaining the town with a parade down Center Street.
Everyone is invited to watch and cheer on all these festivities. We do ask you leave your four-legged friends at home, and that children are supervised.
We thank the Kanab Elementary School for letting us take over their field on May 9-11, so greyhounds can show how fast they fly, when they are running free!