WAMU 88.5 : News

Dozer The Dog Runs Half Marathon, Raises Money For Cancer Center

Play associated audio
Dozer, a goldendoodle, was awarded a medal for his participation in the Maryland Half Marathon.
University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
Dozer, a goldendoodle, was awarded a medal for his participation in the Maryland Half Marathon.

The 3-year-old goldendoodle apparently joined runners at mile five of the marathon in Howard County on May 15. Runners reported seeing him at several points along the race, and there's video of him crossing the finish line at 2 hours and 14 minutes. He then found his way home.

Race officials later honored him with a medal. Video of him crossing the finish line has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube. Though he was a late entrant, Dozer's family set up a fundraising page to benefit the race's beneficiary, the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dozer's raised more than $13,000. He also has a fan page on Facebook.

Dozer crossing the finish line:

NPR

'Rolling The R's' Is A Story About Coming Of Age And Coming Out

Rolling the R's tells the stories of restless teenagers in the disco era in a gritty neighborhood in Hawaii. Author R. Zamora Linmark discusses the book's impact, 20 years after it first came out.
NPR

'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
NPR

Trump Rolls Into Washington For Biker Rally

The presumptive Republican nominee for president addressed Rolling Thunder, the annual gathering of motorcyclists, on Sunday. The group seeks to raise awareness of veterans' issues.
NPR

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.