sallyWhat can we say? Benson is a pet-friendly neighborhood. So why shouldn’t its signature race have a pet component?

Back by popular demand, the hunt is on for the 2018 official mascot of The Indie. We’ll be having a contest soon, and all pets – whether they have fur or fins or fly – can enter with permission from their humans. Watch this page for details in the coming weeks.

The official mascot will preside over The Indie, 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, visit For more information about Benson Days, visit

Above right: Sally, the official mascot of 2016’s Indie. There was a real vote and everything!