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2023 Fast and the Furriest 5K-9 and 1 Mile Fun Walk

Sat September 16, 2023 Savannah, GA 31406 US Directions



8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

1 Mile Fun Walk

8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT


Guy Minick Park
6726 Sallie Mood Drive
Savannah, GA US 31406


The 2023 Fast and the Furriest 5K-9 Saturday, September 16, 2023

  • Race Time: 8:00am
  • Guy Minick Park

Get out and run/walk with your dog! Join us for a pawsitively good time at The Savannah Kennel Club’s Fast and Furriest Race. 

The racecourse wraps around the picturesque Lake Mayer. We will have a pup-arazzi on the course to capture all of the fun. All dog participants and their handlers receive a finisher’s medal. Race packets include a bandana for your pup and a long sleeve technical shirt. Awards are given to the top three finishers in each division. Post-race refreshments and massages are available for the dog participants and their handlers.

Don’t have a dog? No worries! You can borrow a running buddy from one of our local rescues who will pair you with an appropriate running buddy. The Fast and Furriest 5 K-9 Race is fun for the entire family! Children 9 years of age or older can participate while accompanied by a parent or guardian and in control of their furry running buddy.

The Fast and The Furriest race kicks off WAGFEST - a weekend long festival celebrating canine-human friendship. The two-day festival includes canine sports and activities, food, shopping, raffles, contests, and presentations by pet experts. We are happy to announce we will offer Fast-Cat, CAT, Agility, Conformation match, and MORE!
Proceeds raised this weekend will go toward community enrichment and education and the purchase of an AKC REUNITE (AKC Pet Disaster Relief Unit for a local surrounding County. These Units are intended to be used to provide co-location for the pets and service animals of people evaluating emergency situations. Each Unit comprises a 16ft. x 7ft. two-axle trailer with many of the materials necessary to set up an emergency shelter for fifty or more pets and service animals.

An EMT and Veterinarian will be on site.


  • Dogs must be current on their rabies vaccination (6 months of age or older).
  • Dogs in heat are not permitted to participate.
  • Participants must be 9 years of age and must be in control of your dog.
  • Dogs must be well-behaved and non-aggressive with people and other dogs.
  • Keep your dog on a 6′ or shorter leash at all times (no extending leashes).
  • You must clean up after your dog (bags will be provided).
  • Bring your dog only if he or she will enjoy being around other people and dogs. 
  • Fast and Furriest Race officials and volunteers may refuse entry to any dog exhibiting behavior that could be dangerous to other dogs or participants.
  • Participate only if you and your dog are in adequate physical condition.

Packet Pick-up:

  • Friday, September 15, 2023: Fleet Feet Savannah / 12:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 16, 2023: Guy Minick Park / 7:00am - 7:15pm
Race Day Meet Your Rescue Running Buddy 7:15am - 7:45am

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