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50 brides race to help stray dogs and cats

By The Siberian Times reporter
21 September 2015

Women run in bridal outfits to encourage people to adopt neglected animals.

It is the fifth such charity race in the city, in Russia's Far East. Picture: ASN24

To participate in the race in Blagoveshchensk, the brides had to donate a pack of dog food for Pirate, a dog that received international coverage after walking 11 kilometres with two broken legs trying to find his way back home. Called Pirate, the mongrel won the hearts of people who raised money for his medical care. 

It is the fifth such charity race in the city, in Russia's Far East. Winner Anna Krytayeva combined a black leather jacket with her bridal outfit. 

'This biker's outfit is simply a look which helped me to stand out among other girls,' she said. 'They all are very beautiful, so it was difficult to look any different. It's a great event, very positive. I'm happy I came first although I didn't train for it.'

Run away brides


Running brides


Running brides


Run away brides


Run away brides


Winner


Run away brides

'They all are very beautiful, so it was difficult to look any different. It's a great event, very positive. Pictures: Eduard Glock, Amurskaya Pravda, ASN24

Natalia, another runner, said: 'It's been my second race although I've been married for only a year. Last year I ran although I wasn't wed. A friend lent me a dress, and it turned out that the race was fortunate for me, the same year I got married.' 

The racers posed with stray dogs needing good homes. 

Comments (1)

First is more important to adopt neglected babies and children...but a good initiative anyway, of course.
Enrique, Spain
22/09/2015 09:36
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