The FoxCat 5K and 10K will take place in Lakeway on April 24. Photo courtesy FoxCat Events

Doggone it, that’s it. An upcoming race is going to the dogs. And cats.

Proceeds from the FoxCat 5K and 10K on April 24 in Lakeway will benefit PAWS Animal Shelter of Central Texas, a non-profit, no-kill shelter in Kyle.

“We like to have pet-friendly events when we can,” said Sherri Fox, co-owner of FoxCat Events, which is hosting the event. “We just love our furry friends and want to see them well taken care of.”

That means that your dog, as long as it stays on a leash, can join you for the run. And if he or she is lucky, you’ll win the raffle drawing (based on race bib number) for a four-pack of non-alcoholic dog beer from YoDog Snackery. Staffers from Lakeway Veterinary Center will be on hand too, to share information about their low-cost or no-cost spay and neutering of feral cats.

Dogs can join their owners at the FoxCat 5K and 10K. Photo courtesy FoxCat Events

The run itself covers a hilly, out-and-back course on paved roads through the Rough Hollow neighborhood. Runners in the 10K will make two loops of the 5K course.

Organizers expect about 150 runners. Male and female winners in each of the chip-timed races will win a free night’s stay at the Sonesta, a new boutique hotel in Bee Cave. Swag bags for participants will include goodies from HEB and other local businesses. Table 620 will provide free breakfast tacos.

Start time is 8:30 a.m. at the Lakeway Swim Center, 3101 Lakeway Boulevard. Entry fee is $25 for the 5K; $35 for the 10K. Register here.