Fido Scurry

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Sep 12, 2015


Decatur, IL


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$10 $10 Closed

Family Walk-1 Mile - Family Walk - 1 mile

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Fido Scurry, in its 15th year of existence, invites all families, including fur babies, out to Fairview Park on Saturday, September 12th for a day of fall fun and awareness for the animals in our county! Starting at 8:00 a.m. with a ‘Yappy Hour’ that includes face painting and balloon animals, people in our community will come together to raise awareness and take part in this event that benefits the Decatur and Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation and Decatur Park District’s Fido Fields. Activities ranging from a blessing of the animals, a pet parade and “Back to School”-themed costume contest, and, of course, the main event — The Dog Jog, a 5k or 1 mile run or walk, with or without a furry friend — are sure to keep your family smiling and enjoying the morning. Participants are then invited to “lap it up” with treats and drinks for humans and pups alike! Medals and prizes will be awarded. Paper registration forms can be found at all veterinarian offices, the DISC, and Millie and Bo’s Barkery.

Event details and schedule

8:00am Yappy Hour

8:30 Ecumenial Blesssing of the animals

8:40 Pet Parade & Costume Walk

9:00 Dog Jog - Race/Walk = Race will proceed in 3 groups: Runners, Runners w/pets, and walkers.

Immediatley post race will be the Lap Up.  Complimentary beverages and treats for people and pets.

Enjoy dog demonstrations from Field Retrivers and K-9 enforcement dogs.

Medals and Prizes will be awarded to race winners with and without pet partners.

"BACK TO SCHOOL" theme for this years parade.

PLEASE NO headphones, skates, flexileads, or leads longer than 6 feet.

Unrestrained pets are not permitted.

DRC run points will be awarded for all DRC runners.

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