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Sun September 24, 2023 Wilmington, DE 19809 US Directions


5K Run/Walk

9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Mutt Mile

9:15AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


800 Carr Road
Bellevue State Park - Figure 8 Barn
Wilmington, DE US 19809


Race is Rain or Shine!!! 
The rain can't put a damper on our event! We will have an indoor area for all of the pre/post race activities- including Vendors, Awards, Kids Activities, the Doggy Costume Contest, and more! 
We look forward to seeing you Sunday! 


You're invited to Faithful Friends Animal Society's 13TH ANNUAL 5K & Mutt Mile on Sunday, September 24th at Bellevue State Park. Not only is this our biggest fundraising event of the year, it's also the LARGEST dog-friendly race in Delaware! All 5K registrants will receive a FREE 5K shirt or FREE Mutt Mile bandana with registration. Additional merchandise is available for purchase.  


Bring your whole family (pups included!) to this beautiful and scenic cross-country 5K course timed by Fusion Racing. Prefer a more leisurely walk? Sign up for our Mutt Mile. Please note, the 5K & Mile Walk courses are MOVING this year. See course map for details. 

The event features race awards for dogs and people, food trucks, vendors, pup kissing booth, plus a meet and greet with some of FFAS adoptable dogs! Register TODAY, and bring the whole family (pups included) to this scenic 5K!

Ask your friends and start a TEAM or an INDIVIDUAL fundraiser (click the donate tab to start a fundraiser)! Proceeds benefit Faithful Friends Animal Society. 

NEW THIS YEAR- Dog Costume Contest! 
Dress your Pet in costume for our Doggy Costume Contest. After the Award Ceremony we will be calling up interested participants to parade around the stage with their pet. The crowd will applaud to vote on their favorite and the top three winners will get a prize! 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Age Groups and Awards

Join us post-race for the awards ceremony @11am (awards for top dogs and people) 

Awards given to:  
Overall male and female winners
Overall top male and female masters
Top three racers in 10 year age groups, 13 and under through 70 and over
Top three dogs

Bib Pick Up and Registration

Bib and Registration DAY OF Event at 8am inside the Figure 8 Barn. 

Faq's and Policies

Important information all participants should know.

Course Map

*Map is for directional purposes only

Race Amenities

Free T-Shirt with 5K Registration 

Free Bandana with Mutt Mile Registration 

Additional merchandise available for purchase

Vendor and Food Trucks onsite until 12pm! 


Vendor Sign Up!

Sign up to be a Vendor at our event! 
Promote your business to 500 local racers and their families! 

Faithful Friends goal this year is to create a festival atmosphere for attendees. 
We will have vendors, food trucks, games, and activities.
We would love for your to be a part of it!
Please click above to fill out our Vendor form & fee. 

Event Sponsorship

2023 Event Sponsorship & Underwriter Opportunities 

With over 500 participants expected at our 13th annual event, we hope we can count on you to become an event sponsor or underwriter. It’s a great time to share your love of Faithful Friends with the community. Your generous donation will support the lifesaving work for cats and dogs that happens everyday at Faithful Friends. 



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