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6th Annual The Fast and the Furriest 5K

April 9, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am

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The 6th Annual the Fast and the Furriest 5K and 1 Mile Walk

April 9th, 2016 at Hammond Stadium! ​

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

Participants are welcome to run or walk with or without their dog!

Whether you are a serious runner, a weekend jogger or just enjoy walking, this event is for you!  What you most surely must be is a lover of the furry! This event supports the GCHS in their mission of finding forever adoptive homes for the pets of Southwest Florida!

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!


This year we are offering DOG TIRED – A virtual race where you can “sleep in” while supporting the Gulf Coast Humane Society.  If you can’t be at the race but still want to support a great cause, this is the purrfect fit!

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

  • 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 throughout.
  • Family Pack allows 2 Adults, up to 4 Youths – one T-shirt only
  • Day of Race (chipped) $35 Adults and $25 Youth 17 and Under
  • Dog Tired, Virtual Race participants must register by 3/11/16 to be guaranteed a shirt.  Dog Tired participants are not eligible for the Triple Crown Award.

Early packet pick-up at The Run Shoppe, 1407 Cape Coral Pkwy E, Cape Coral, FL 33904, Thursday, April 7th, 10:00-6:00 and at Pet Supermarket, 7070 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33907, Friday, April 8th, 10:00-6:00

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April 9, 2016
6:00 am - 11:00 am
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Gulf Coast Humane Society
(239) 332-0364


Centurylink Sports Complex / Hammond Stadium
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912 United States
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