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The Mutt Derby, which returned to Palm Beach Kennel Club in January, invites people to enter their dogs in a fun race series. The dogs run 300 feet on the track without starting boxes or lures and are called by their owners to the finish line. 

Mutt Derby’s upcoming dates include Feb. 13 and Feb. 27, and on March 20, weight-division winners will return for the finals. At stake will be cash prizes, including $1,000 to the overall champion.

To participate, dogs must be spayed or neutered, up to date with vaccines, on a flea and tick prevention program, and not aggressive toward people or other dogs. Races will be organized by three weight classes. Greyhounds are welcome to observe but cannot race. 

The fee is $20 for pre-registration and $25 on the day of the event. To register, visit runsignup.com/race/fl/westpalmbeach/pbkcmuttderby. All proceeds from the event will be donated to local greyhound pet adoption groups. 

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