Gleaners of Glen Arbor of Clio and the Clio Firefighters present the Dalmatian Run 5k run/walk and Spotted Puppy fun run for kids this Thursday night starting at Carter Middle School, 300 Upland Drive, Clio.

The 5k races start at 6 pm, the kids run at 7. The race precedes the Clio Homecoming Festival parade, with carnival and entertainment at Fireman's Park on Wilson Road, near Saginaw Road.

You can still sign up online tonight at www.gaultracemanagement.com Race day registration begins at 4:30 pm at Carter Middle School.

The race is mostly flat and fast and goes up M-57 before turning into a subdivision then looping back to the Clio Bike Path and the finish near the Clio Amphitheater. I've done this race several times and always enjoyed the run and the people who make this event happen. Run like you're heading to a fire at the Clio Dalmatian Run 5k this Thursday.