Petland, 5592-A Whitesville Road, is holding its first hamster race at 2 p.m. Aug. 16.
Registration begins at noon for the Hamster Roll 500 (500 centimeters or roughly three feet).
Area hamsters — and their owners — can compete.
Hamsters will race a straight, three-foot long course. The furry critter with the fastest time wins. If there are enough hamsters, there will be heats to determine the winner.
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The world course record is 38 seconds.
The Ice Cream Girl, a new ice cream shop in the Landings, will be selling ice cream. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Muscogee County Humane Society. Petland will match the donation (10 percent) from the ice cream sales.
Call Don Popham at 706-321-9921.