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**ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL 6:30AM ON RACE DAY**
After 6:30, register on site at the yellow check in tent BEGINNING AT 7AM.
LIVE RACE/WALK TIMES:
8:15AM - 5K race
9:00 AM - 1M walk
Please visit vendors and auction before and after your scheduled event
CHECK IN TIMES:
RUNNER CHECK IN: 7:15-8:00
WALKER CHECK IN: 8:15-8:45
WANT TO RUN WITH YOUR DOG? We welcome your leashed dogs to run or walk the course. Please have your dogs on a 4-6 foot leash - no retractable leashes please. Register as WITH DOG-LIVE 5K RUN so we can easily identify and reward our runners with dogs. Registrants can change this category up until the start of the race. ALL runners with dogs WILL BE eligible for age level awards.
VIRTUAL RACE/WALK DATES:
Friday, April 19 through Monday, April 22
In an effort to reduce costs associated with this event, we are offering shirts by RESERVATION ONLY. There will be NO EXTRA SHIRTS available at check in. They must be ordered when registering for the event. LAST DATE TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE A SHIRT IS MARCH 31. If no shirt is ordered (for on-site participants), the registration fee is reduced by $5.00 at that time. After March 31, the discount does not apply.
ON SITE runners/walkers: ONLY pre-ordered shirts will be distributed at check in. (Must be registered by March 31.) There will be NO EXTRA SHIRTS.
VIRTUAL runners/walkers: Shirts are an optional purchase when registering by March 31, 2024. AFTER March 31, 2024, virtual runners/walkers cannot order shirts.
AWARDS (FOR RUNNERS ON SITE ONLY):
Top Overall Male / Top Overall Female
Top 3 - male and female - running with dogs (Must be registered as 'WITH DOG-LIVE 5K RUN' to receive this award)
Top 2 male and female in the following age groups:
ON SITE FOOD TRUCKS & VENDORS
Green Valley Animal Hospital
Human Performance Solutions
Pets on Wheels
Wags for Hope
The 8th Annual Fast & Furriest 5K race and 1M walk to benefit Operation Paws for Homes - an all-breed 501c3 dog rescue - is one of the rescue's largest annual fundraisers which is focused on raising funds toward the medical needs of our dogs. The race is run on paved paths with a few gravel crossing sites -- all within the park grounds. Runners will run before walkers so no overlapping will occur.
Each year, Operation Paws for Homes incurs over $150,000 in medical costs - in 2023, costs exceeded $126,000. 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 vendors and possible food trucks, numerous DONATE and DASH items are available. Just donate the D&D suggested amount and take the goodies home! No bidding, no waiting -- just donate and DASH !
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! Anyone can participate using a VIRTUAL OPTION. We are excited to host this event again and hope you are just as excited to join us !
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