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Thursday: Bring your dog or adopt one at the Garden and help kick off Mayor Battle’s 100 Mile Walking challenge

Karen Buchan of Huntsville Animal Services plays with 'Mila,' a gentle pit bull mix available for adoption. (Photo: Claire Aiello/WHNT News 19)

Karen Buchan of Huntsville Animal Services plays with ‘Mila,’ a gentle pit bull mix available for adoption. (Photo: Claire Aiello/WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – One hundred miles in 100 days may seem like a tall challenge, but it’s doable and you can get started with a fun event Thursday at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

The City of Huntsville will kick off Mayor Tommy Battle’s 100 Mile Walking Challenge with a special one-mile walk around the Garden, led by City Administrator John Hamilton.  Sign up for the challenge on the city’s website, Huntsvilleal.gov.

Thursday’s event starts at 5 p.m. and the walk begins at 5:30 p.m. It’s free and all are welcome.

Huntsville Animal Services will have dogs for adoption at the event, including Mila, a gentle pit bull mix we had the pleasure to meet on Wednesday. Mila knows how to shake and sit, and is very sweet!  She is one of many dogs who need a home and Huntsville Animal Services would love for you to foster or adopt.

You can also bring your own dogs on a leash.  The Huntsville Botanical Garden will have water, bowls and plastic bags for droppings.

The event is presented by Huntsville Parks and Recreation and the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Come out and enjoy this fun community event! You’ll also get a chance to see part of the Garden’s Scarecrow Trail during the walk. It’s open through October and features many fun entries this year.