6th Annual Fast & Furriest 5K/1M - 5K is Live or Virtual

Fri April 23 - Tue April 27 Walkersville, MD 21793 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://oph5k.weebly.com.

Heritage Farm Park, 9236 Devilbiss Bridge Road
Walkersville, MD US 21793


Shirts (and sizes) are NOT guaranteed and will be available as long as they last.  We are OUT OF medium and 2XL sizes at this time.  Register soon as they are going F A S T !!!  We do not guarantee availability of shirts on race day and are limited to the stock remaining at that time.


The 6th Annual Fast & Furriest 5K race and 1M walk to benefit Operation Paws for Homes - an all-breed 501c3 dog rescue - is the one of the rescue's largest annual fundraisers which is focused on raising funds toward the medical needs of our dogs. 

Each year, Operation Paws for Homes incurs over $150,000 in medical costs.  This event aims to replenish a piece of those funds.  We encourage families, runners, walkers, supporters and anyone interested in helping this organization while enjoying a fun event.  Along with a silent auction, vendors will be greeting you as they, too, support OPH.  Each auction item will feature a "Donate and Dash" amount.  Just donate the D&D amount and take the goodies with you!  No waiting for final bidding.  As always, we welcome your leashed dogs to run or walk the course, too! 

This year's event is both live and virtual!  The live race will be held on Sunday, April 25.  The virtual race can be run from Saturday, April 24, until Tuesday, April 27.  The deadline for switching from live to virtual has ended.  Please email the race director to change. 

If you are registered by March 25, your race shirt will be mailed directly to your home!   (Registrations received after March 24 cannot be mailed).

Tell all your friends and family - wherever they are located - they, too, can participate in this event and support the many dogs that need us every single day.  Let's make it coast to coast this year!  Hybrid events have become more common since COVID-19 has taken over our lives.  We are excited to give it a try in 2021 and we hope you are just as excited to join us ! 

Special Note:  We will monitor the COVID-19 situation in the weeks leading up to the race and will follow all CDC, state and local guidelines and/or restrictions in effect on race day.  In the event the live event must be rescheduled due to COVID-19, live event participants' registration fees will be refunded 100% or applied to the rescheduled event at your request.  (We cannot refund the $2.50 RunSignUp sign up fee.)

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4 PAWS - $1,000
3 PAW - $750
2 PAW - $500
1 PAW - $250

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 6th Annual Fast & Furriest 5K/1M - 5K is Live or Virtual.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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4 PAWS - $1,000

4 PAWS - $1,000
3 PAW - $750
2 PAW - $500
1 PAW - $250

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