2016 CSU Fast and Furriest 5k


Event Date

Sat, Apr 23, 2016


Fort Collins, CO


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Running-5K - Individual Registration

$20 $30 Closed

About This Activity

The Fast and the Furriest 5K is a family-friendly event for individuals and their furry friends of all ages and abilities. The race will feature chip timing on a certified course, doggie demos, awards, and giveaways. There will also be a 1K fun-run for children featuring participant prizes, face painting, and more! All participants will receive a T-shirt and there will be awards for the top three male and female finishers overall, the top three dogs, and other fun awards!

The event is organized by students in the Professional Veterinary Medicine (PVM) program in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at CSU. Proceeds for the Fast and the Furriest 5K benefit animals in need of emergency or life-saving treatments through the Companion Care Fund at CSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This fund helps community members with financial need pay for procedures performed at the VTH that they would otherwise not be able to afford. A smaller portion of the proceeds will also help your local community by providing for scholarships through the PVM Classes' Scholarship Fund.

Event details and schedule

The 5k will begin on the CSU Oval at 9am on Saturday, April 23rd. Dogs and joggers should be prepared to run the 5 kilometers in clothing suitable to whatever weather April brings. An event expo and registration booths will be located on the southwest corner of the Oval, near the finish line.

Something new for this year - the 1k Children's Fun Run will take place BEFORE the 5k begins! The 1k will begin at 8:30 on the Oval. PLEASE respect our children runners' race and cheer them on!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE OVAL! Participants may park in the lots off of Laurel and walk to the Oval.

Packet pick-up is available prior to the race on the 23rd and will also be available on the Friday before (April 22nd) from 4 - 7pm, in the southwest corner of the Oval that the expo and race-day packet pick-up will occur.

Registration on Active will close the week prior to the race, but participants may register for $35 on race day or at packet pick-up on Friday, April 22nd.

REMEMBER! All canine participants must abide by the City of Fort Collins regulations, be up-to-date on vaccinations, on leash, and well-behaved around people and other dogs. Dog poop bags will be available at the race; please remember to clean up after your pet and have a fun time!

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