What can we say? Benson is a pet-friendly neighborhood. Why shouldn’t its signature race have a pet component? So – the hunt is on for our 2018 official mascot. Does your pet have what it takes to rule over The Indie festivities? We are currently accepting entries via our Facebook page through July 23. Please submit all of the following information:

  • Name and photo of your pet
  • Your name and contact info
  • Your pet’s likes and dislikes
  • A sentence or two about why your pet would make a great Indie mascot, carrying on the tradition of Sally (2016), Scooter (2015) and Copper (2014).

When you submit your entry, you are agreeing to be present at the race, which gets under way at 8:00am July 29. The event, hosted by the Benson Neighborhood Association as part of the 2018 Benson Days celebration, includes a 10K, a 5K and a kids’ dash. For more information or to register for the race, visit www.theindieomaha.org. For more information about Benson Days, visit www.bensondays.com.