Ludivane, a bloodhound, had been let out by her owner for a stroll in the yard when she wandered away and right onto the path of the half marathon.
Not one to give up a challenge, the tenacious hound trotted alongside other runners and ended up placing an impressive seventh.
At the time, the dog's owner didn't have the slightest idea of her pup’s profound achievements.
She wasn’t made aware until her friends starting seeing pictures of Ludivane at the finish line pop up on Facebook.
“This is Ludivane. She ran the entire half marathon and finished 7th overall with a time of 1.32.56," the organization wrote on Facebook underneath a photo of the bloodhound with a medal around her neck.
"My first reaction was that I was embarrassed and worried that she had possibly gotten in the way of the other runners," said April Hill, Ludivane's owner. "All I did was open the door, and she ran the race on her own accord."
Ludivine's grand entrance to half marathon running!
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.