It's not exactly the Boston Marathon but Portage will have similar scenery.
The city was chosen by Winnipeg-based Hi-Speed Hounds -- which puts race hounds from the US up for adoption -- as the debut setting for their "Race For Your Heart" marathon fundraiser.
President Michaella Lamourieux identifies a real need for the organization, with a shortage of homes for the dogs in the states after their racing career is over. Lamourieux adds Portage was the obvious location, being from the city.
With a steady rate of registration, she's optimistic of the event although she admits she could use more volunteers.
For more information call 774-2076, the marathon goes October 14.