Children across the region can bring their hamsters and hamster balls to their local Petco to win prizes.

If you don't have your own hamster, they can help you pick out the perfect one!

Hamsters are often nocturnal creatures and can run for about eight miles per day.

Come out for the Hamster Ball Derby on Saturday, April 12th. Registration begins at 1:30 pm. Races begin at 2:00 pm.

Visit the link below to find a schedule of events and a local Petco store near you.

http://www.petco.com/hamsterballderby