By: Jorge Pérez
On May 24, Team Podium and friends participated in a “hash run” to benefit Puck the Injured Foster Pup. The Hash Run for Puck benefit raised over $250 for the Animal Companion Rescue Foundation, which is handling Puck’s expenses. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Puck is a puppy who was dropped off at a local shelter with a broken leg and growth plate injury that went untreated for over a month. Puck was rescued April 22 from DeKalb County Animal Services where he was scheduled to be euthanized. He was pulled from the shelter by team member Jorge Pérez. Puck was unable to put any weight on his right hind leg. At Georgia Veterinary Specialists, it was discovered that Puck’s leg had been broken a long time and healed improperly. The orthopedist recommended surgery as soon as possible, which was performed on April 29. Puck is now undergoing physical therapy at Georgia Veterinary Rehabilitation.
The hash run was hosted on May 24 by Podium Multisport team members Kathleen, Jorge, Kevin, and Matt. In a hash run, “hares” get a head start and mark a course that “hounds” follow. The hares run a course that is quirky, fun, and all-terrain. The stranger the route, the better. Creek crossings, playgrounds, stairways, train tracks, and all sorts of terrain are encouraged. Whatever strikes the fancy of the hares and may function to slow the chasing hounds. Hares try to avoid trespassing and fence jumping to avoid the law man and injury. The hares mark their trail periodically and include false trail sections to confuse or slow down the hounds. The course featured five miles of on and off road running through Virginia Highlands, Emory, and adjacent neighborhoods.
Look for details on another hash run benefit soon!