The Fast & The Furriest 2020 - 10th Annual Event

Saturday 4th April 2020

Jetblue Park Stadium: 11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, United States

Walking, Running, Distance running, 1 Mile, 5K


Activities

  • 5K Run - Adult - 5K Chipped Run Adult
  • 5K Run - Adult - 5K Chipped Run Adult with Dog
  • 5K Run - Youth - 5K Chipped Run Youth (17 and under)
  • 5K Run - Youth - 5K Chipped Run Youth with Dog
  • 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - All Ages

Description

 

EVENT UPDATE!

We have been closely following updates on COVID-19 and referencing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida Department of Health, the University of Florida Veterinary Program, and more for information.

As many of you are aware the CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

 

Due to this recommendation, we will be postponing the upcoming Fast & the Furriest 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk. 

 

Let me be clear that we are not cancelling the event, simply postponing. We ask that you stay positive and stay the course with us! This postponement will give us more time to plan, more time to advertise our sponsors, and more time to make it an even better 10th Annual event!

 

We deeply regret this inconvenience and are working to choose an alternative date in Fall 2020.

 

As soon as we solidify the new date, we will be contacting all of you!  

 

If you have any questions, please contact Aimee at events@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Thank you all for your support and dedication!!!

 

Event details:

 

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, WOOF!!

GET READY TO RUN FOR THE DOGS WITH DOGS! 

The Fast and the Furriest 5K and 1 Mile Walk

New Venue for the 10th Year Anniversary Event!

Event Date TBD at Jetblue Park at Fenway South ‚Äč

This 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk is dog friendly and tail-wagging fun! 

Participants can run or walk with or without a dog!

Special Finisher Medals for first 400 to cross Finish 

If you love all things furry and want to help GCHS with it's mission to provide humane care for surrendered animals by offering refuge, providing medical care, and facilitating an adoptive home in it's no-kill shelter. You can't miss this!

Whether you are a serious runner, a weekend jogger, simply enjoy walking, or just love all things furry - this event is for YOU!  

Traditional age group medals awarded to top chipped runners, and to the Fastest Dogs in 3 weight categories. 

Other awards for Top Fundraisers and Triple Crown Award Winners too!  

Event details and schedule

7:30am - 5K Run Starts

7:35am - Fun 1 Mile Walk Starts

Day of Race Registration starts at 6:00am

Awards will be given to overall male & female and top 3 in each age group (male & female)

Age Categories: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Up and Weight Category of Pets

Course will be open for at least 1 hour - results will be tallied as soon as possible

  • Early Packet Pick Up -Date TBD- at The Run Shoppe 6900 Daniels Pkwy Ft Myers 10:30AM - 6:00 PM
  • Day of Race (chipped participants) Price Increase +$5.00

Visit/Like the FB Page of - Fast & The Furriest 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk - for updates 

Pets are welcome to participate with their Guardians but MUST be leashed (non-retractable leads only) and up to date with vaccinations. They must be accustomed to the distance and weather (3.1 miles) and able to not interfere with other participants or pets. If your dog is struggling, please stop.  Water and cooling stations will be avavilable throughout the course.

Organised by

Gulf Coast Humane Society

2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers

Phone: 2398491187 x33912

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