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9th Annual Fast & Furriest 5K/1M w/VIRTUAL OPTION

Live Race: April 28, 2024 Virtual: April 26-29, 2024 Walkersville, MD 21793 US Directions


A note from the event director:​I am often asked why this race is dedicated to Anthony Capobianco, to his mother Carol and to the rest of his family.  

Almost 9 years ago, two lives crossed paths....Carol's and an OPH event, an event I do not normally attend, an event that was a little further than I usually travel for a rescue event, an event that, ultimately, changed a bunch of lives.  Without that chance meeting, one can call it fate, every person attending the 7th Annual Fast & Furriest would not be a part of this family's healing process, would not have 'met' Anthony and would not be a part of helping to make his dream come true.

Anthony was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 3.  By the time he was 12, he was wheelchair bound.  This brave man passed away at the very young age of 36 years old.

Anthony wished for a world where no dog would ever be homeless, neglected, hungry or abused.   At OPH, we know this happens way too often; we know Anthony's dream aligns with OPH's mission.  So beginning in 2016, this race has been dedicated to Anthony, his family and to his dream. 

With this annual event, Anthony's dream continues to live on - saving dogs.  This is what we do at Operation Paws for Homes -- provide safety, medical care and a forever home to dogs who find themselves in dire situations through no fault of their own.  We simply could not push forward without events like the annual 5K and the support of so many.


3 PAW - $750

3 PAW - $750
2 PAW - $500
1 PAW - $250
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