The Fast & The Furriest®

Mon May 29 - Sun June 4


In Person 10K

06/03 8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

In Person 5K

06/03 8:15AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

In Person Dog Walk

06/03 11:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

Participant Guide

Check out the 2023 Participant Guide with all the information for Saturday!

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Verona Street Animal Society
The Fast & the Furriest®
Saturday, June 3rd

Mark your calendars for the 17th annual The Fast & The Furriest® event on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023! The Fast & The Furriest® includes 5K & 10K races, dog walk, pet festival, and vaccine clinic.  This event will feature live music, food trucks, sponsor giveaways, vendors, pet contests, and a variety of activities for you, your family and your dogs. Come out and help us celebrate our love of animals and our city.  Can't make it in person?  Virtual options for the 5K, 10K and dog walk will be available as well!

Packet Pick Up:

  • Friday, June 2nd at Fleet Feet @ the Armory (155 Culver Rd) from 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday, June 3rd at the event from 7am - 10:45am - Location - 184 Verona Street Rochester, NY

How can you be involved this year?

  1. Participate in the 5K, 10K in person or virtually
  2. Participate in the dog walk presented by Pet Supplies Plus in person or virtually
  3. Attend the in person Pet Festival on Saturday, June 3rd at Brown Square Park
  4. Enter your pet into the pet contests
  5. Bring your dog to the vaccination clinic which includes rabies and DAPP vaccines and microchipping. This is first come, first serve.  
  6. Create a fundraiser when registering for the event and help raise money for pets in need in your community!  Ask your friends and family to support a cause you are passionate and contribute to your fundraiser.

Course Routes:

Fundraising is Important!  Please consider Fundraising for VSAS through this event.  It's easy and you can win some great prizes!

While going through the registration process make sure to set up your individual and/or team fundraising page and help increase our impact in serving people and animals in our community. Personalize the page with your own story, link it with Facebook Fundraising, and set your own personal goal.  Learn more about setting up a fundraiser and other tools and tricks here.

Why is your paw-ticipation so important?

By supporting Verona Street Animal Society and Rochester Animal Services, you are helping animals get the second chance they deserve. Just your registration for this event will spay/neuter a male cat or feed a cat for one month.  Think of the impact an additional donation would have!  All funds raised through The Fast & The Furriest® event directly impact the animals in our community by:

  • Providing food, shelter, enrichment and medical care at the shelter
  • Promoting adoption, lost and found, and spay/neuter programs
  • Supporting under-served communities by providing access to pet resources

When setting up your fundraising team WHILE registering for the race, make sure to set up your own individual or team fundraiser on the donation page!

Race Website

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Race Contact Info

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Rochester Animal Services/Brown Square Park
184 Verona Street
Rochester, NY 14608

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