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The Paws & Soles Saving Lives with Strides 5K Run/Walk is a major fundraiser for the Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS) and a wag of a great time! The annual event draws animal lovers from all over to share the day with and in honor of four-legged friends. In addition to the official 5K event, the day includes vendors, a K-9 demonstration, food, and of course, a chance to meet FURiends.
The Cupid Fund is a special fund dedicated to helping our shelter animals that are in need of extraordinary medical treatment. The fund provides care for any animal needing more than the the basics which include spay/neuter and vaccines. All medical tests, blood work, specialist consults, surgery, treatment of illnesses, etc. are paid for by donations to FOSRAS Cupid Fund. Please visit our website at: https://www.fosras.com
Friends, participants, and canines will run/walk the flat trails and picturesque backdrop of the flat, fast, USATF-NJ Certified Course at Duke Island Park with an option for a one mile walk. There will be Overall Winner Awards and Age Group Awards. Walk or run with your dog! Dogs can join the race starting at 9:30 AM and are required to start at the back of the starting group behind the runners. Registered dogs receive a doggy goody bag (while supplies last). Please note children under 10 are free with registered adult.
Participants registered by September 15th are guaranteed a t-shirt. During registration there is an option to forgo the t-shirt.
Day of registration: Run/Walk- $35 + $5/dog
To ensure an enjoyable walk for 2 legged and 4 legged participants:
Certified 5K Course Link:
8:30 AM Registration Opens
9:30 AM 5k Run Start
9:40 AM 5K Walk Start
11:10 AM 5K Awards Ceremony and Doggy Costume Contest Winner Announcement
11:30 AM K9 Demonstration
9:00-12:30 PM Vendors open
Vendors will be available until 12:30 PM
Overall 1st place 5k - Male & Female
Overall 2nd place 5k - Male & Female
Overall 3rd place 5k - Male & Female
Top 3 5k finishers, male & female in various age categories.
We use Chronotrack RFID systems for chip timing. All awards will be calculated based on chip time, not gun time.
This year we are happy to have new ways to support and thank the shelter.
Picture of SRAS rescue with pet name and year of adoption included on board at various tables and along course
Shoutout thanking SRAS for helping you meet your FURever friend included in event program. (50 word maximum)
Can add picture for an extra $2
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate!