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Calling all animal lovers! The Auburn University Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) is hosting its third annual Tails & Trails 5K to benefit the Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation. The Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation helps support the continuing education of veterinarians and the Spay and Neuter Program. The race will begin in the beautiful Town Creek Park of Auburn, Alabama on Saturday August 19th at 7:00 am. Registration includes the following: 5K run or 1 mile fun run, t-shirt, food/drinks, and lots of fun! Bring your pooches and have a great time! Registration/race bag pickup starts at 6:00am on race day and will last until 6:45am, right before the race starts. The awards ceremony will be starting around 8:00am. (Please do not bring intact males, in heat females, aggressive dogs, or any dog that is not up to date on vaccinations.)
Race packet pickup: Pickup will be on race day, starting at 6:00am and will be open until 15 minutes prior to the start of the race (am) at Town Creek Park. This is where you will get your t-shirts and participant bags!
Winner Categories: In case anyone needs some motivation, awards will be given to the top 3 male and female participants of the 5K. We will also have an award for the 1st male and female with a dog.
Parking at Town Creek Park: There are limited parking spaces at Town Creek Park and it is estimated for these spots to fill quickly. We have been advised by Auburn Parks and Rec to utilize Wrights Mill Road School parking lot which conveniently has a walking trail straight to Town Creek Park! If available and weather permitting, additional parking will be located in the grassy field at the park. If you have friends participating in the 5K, please try to arrange carpooling with them in order to cut down on the number of cars.
Race Route: The official race route has been added to the 5K runsignup page for your viewing; the race begins and ends within Town Creek Park.
Bring your dogs! Remember, this is a dog friendly 5K and we encourage everyone to bring their pooches on Saturday. Please do not bring intact males, in heat females, aggressive dogs, or any dog that is not up to date on vaccinations.
Registration details: Registration will be $20 until August 10th. From August 11th to August 17th, the price will increase to $25. In order to guarantee a free T-shirt, you must register by August 10th. After this date, extra T-shirts will be first come, first serve. Day of registration will end at 6:30am on August 19th and will cost $30.
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