The Crescent Lake pathway in Portage will be put to good use...

Winnipeg-based Hi-Speed Hounds -- which puts former US race hounds up for adoption -- debuts it's marathon fundraiser in the city today. 


President Michealla Lamourieux says the event will add to the organization's success, with almost 60 dogs adopted in Manitoba.  Judging by the support from Portage merchants, Lamourieux believes the marathon will be able to sustain itself in following years. 


She estimates 50 people are registered for tomorrow's events which include a five kilometre walk and run.