Fast & Furriest Events 2022

Run With Your Dog!

The Fast & The Furriest 5K Run

7:30AM EST - 9:45AM EST
Walk With Your Dog!

The Fast & The Furriest 1 Mile Fun Walk

7:45AM EST - 9:45AM EST


Pelican Preserve Town Center
10561 Veneto Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913


Get Ready for the Fast and the Furriest! All to support shelter animals!

Support The Gulf Coast Humane Society on December 3, 2022 for the 12th Annual The Fast & The Furriest 5k Run/1 Mile Fun Walk Hosted by Pelican Preserve Town Center!  All levels of Runners/Walkers are welcome!  You can run or walk with or without a furry friend!

The event will be held at Pelican Preserve Town Center located at 10561 Veneto Drive Fort Myers, FL 33913.

*Shirts will be given to the first 400 to register - Size/Gender cannot be guaranteed - early packet pickup recommended*

Price increase of $5 per registration the Day of Race

6:30 am- Onsite registration opens and bib pickup 

7:30 am- 5K Race begins

7:45 am- 1 Mile Fun Walk begins

Pet-friendly vendors on-site, build your own SWAG BAG by visiting each vendor table.

After the race, stick around for refreshments, photos and Awards! 



12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up

Special Awards will be presented to Top Team & Top Individual Fund Raiser.

Race Contact Info

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Gold Collar Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

GCHS would be honored and grateful for your sponsorship of our 12th Fast & Furriest 5k/1 Mile Fun Walk. Your sponsorship will support the mission of our no-kill shelter that rescues and cares for thousands of animals in need every year.

In 1947, the Gulf Coast Humane Society was established as the first non-profit animal welfare organization in southwest Florida. For the past 74 years, GCHS has rescued, cared for, and found forever homes for tens of thousands of abused and neglected dogs and cats – animals in need, abandoned and deserving of a second chance. We do this without one tax dollar from any federal, state or county government. We also do not receive any funding from the Humane Society of the United States or any other national animal welfare organizations. One-hundred percent of our funding is derived from individual and corporate donations, grants, bequests and fundraising events.

To sponsor the event, please click on the icon below and email the commitment form to

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.



Pelican Preserve Town Center
10561 Veneto Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913


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