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PICS: Big dogs and small join Bangkok fun run

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Bangkok – From tiny chihuahuas to 60kg mastiffs, hundreds of dogs and their owners jogged through a Bangkok park on Sunday to raise money for charity.

Nobody was racing against the clock at the "Maa-Rathon" – maa is Thai for dog – and there was no prize for the fastest dog and owner around the 1.7km course.

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Pets sit after running a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok. Pictures: ReutersA pet gets ready to run a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok.People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok.People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok.A pet runs during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok.People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand.

Entrants paid $30 per dog to raise funds for a new building at the Siriraj Hospital.

"This way dogs can also contribute to help humans," said organiser Pimpicha Utsahajit.

The event started early to avoid temperatures above 36 degrees Celsius (98 Fahrenheit) later in the day.

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