Furry 5K

Sat May 9, 2020 Newark, DE 19711 US Directions


Furry 5K

9:00AM EDT


Olan Thomas Park
89 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE US 19711



Thank you for your support of the Furry 5K as well as your patience as we have continued to consult with Fusion Racing and monitor safety guidance from state and federal officials regarding the future of events amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Initially, we had planned to postpone the race to a summer or fall date. However, with the uncertainty that continues to surround what events can and should be held through the end of the year, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Furry 5K. Ensuring the safety of our participants is paramount.

As you can imagine, this is a huge blow for the Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education - CARE - of Delaware and the local animal rescue organizations that the Furry 5K supports. In the past two years, we have raised more than $25,000 for organizations that provide life-saving care for animals in need.

With the coronavirus pandemic upending the work of all animal rescue organizations throughout the state, your support is needed now more than ever. So, while we unfortunately must cancel the race, the donation button will remain live on this page in case you are in a position to keep helping our community's animals during this pandemic.

And SAVE THE DATE: May 8, 2021, for the next FURRY 5K!

Stay safe and sane, everyone!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Furry 5K, sponsored by the Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education of Delaware (CARE)!

All race proceeds go to support animal rescue efforts in the Delaware area. To date, the event has raised more than $25,000 for local organizations to provide critical medical care, socialization, nurturing, food and fostering for animals rescued from numerous situations -- including unthinkable cruelty, hoarding and natural disasters.

Past beneficiaries include the Delaware SPCA; Senior Dog Haven & Hospice; 3 Palms Zoo; and Brandywine Valley SPCA.

This year, we're excited to announce a new location, Olan Thomas Park, where the course runs along the scenic White Clay Creek!

Sign up today to run or walk -- or donate to a very worthy cause using the button above. See you May 9! Until then, check out last year's photos to get into the spring of things!

Programming notes:
  • Registrants age 11 or older receive a T-shirt; participants age 10 or younger receive a Furry 5K bag. Partipants who register after April 10 or on race day are not guaranteed a T-shirt. 
  • While dogs are more than welcome at the event, for safety reasons, they are not permitted on the race course. 
  • CARE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization advocating for animals by supporting rescue and education efforts: EIN 83-3614701.

Awards and Age Groups

Overall Male/Female

Overall Masters Male/Female

Top 3 in each age group male/female:

10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Bib Pickup and Day of Race

Registration -- including day-of registration -- will be open from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m.

Cost of day-of registration is $35, and you are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

You can pick up your bib during this time.

An awards ceremony will follow the race at approximately 10:30 a.m.


Free parking is available in the Lang Development lot behind Timothy's off of Paper Mill Road. Please see map below for details. 

PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT park in the Timothy's lot.

You can also park in the municipal lot behind Klondike Kate's on Main Street.

Race Contact Info

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