The race is a normal 10K & 5K run with a 1-mile Trot with Spot that is primarily for dogs with owners running or walking with them. The 10K starts 10 minutes before the 5K so that 10K runners run unimpeded. Runners or walkers with dogs in the 5K are asked to please start in the back and keep your dog and other race participants safe by being very careful and cautious. You'll have a great time and so will everyone else. The 10K is primarily for runners but we had one pooch in the 10K last year and he did very well - race wise and behavior wise!
10K Walk or walk/run: The 10K walk starts at 7:40 am with the 1-mile Trot with Spot participants. Walkers do the same course as the 8:05 10K run start athletes.
The race benefits Brunswick County Animal Services.
New Course Maps can be seen on www.5starraceproductions.com under "Course Information". The races starts and finishes at Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital. The 10K course goes around Evangeline Drive, up Brunswick Forest Pkwy, around Meadow Park and back via the same route. The 5K course travels around Evangeline Blvd, makes a U-turn just before reaching Brunswick Forest Parkway, and returns to the start via the same route.
No Dog/No Problem:
Runners without dogs are welcome for sure in all races. The Hound Hustle 5K is well suited for runners and walkers with dogs, as is the 1-mile Trot with Spot. The 10K is primarily for runners but if your dog is fit and used to running 6.2 miles then they are certainly welcome to run with you. Again, extreme caution is required while running with your well behaved dog.
All Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Running with your dog adds an extra level of risk to you and those runnning around you. Please keep your dog close while running and practice running with them before the race. Non-competitive participants will be asked to start in the back and enjoy the run or walk without worrying about your dog or other participants in the race. The race is stroller friendly.
Micro-Chip Implanting Race Morning:
The great Staff of Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital will be doing ($30) Micro-Chip Implants for your pet on race day for all race participants. You'll have a much better chance of locating your best 4-legged friend in case they get lost and this fee is less than half the normal amount so it's quite a nice benefit for your participation in our event.
Packet Pick Up - Saturday and Race Day.:
Saturday April 5th before the race at New Balance running store in Mayfaire Town Center from 11:30 until 1:00 pm. Also, Saturday 3:30 - 5:00 pm at Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital 1513 Brunswick Village Blvd, Laland NC 28451 Race Day: 6:15 - 7:30 am at the race site.
Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital -:
Tour the brand new facility at Brunswick Forest on Saturday while you pick up your race packet, or go to the website at www.brunswickforestvet.vetstreet.com for more info. The Vets and staff at the Hospital are caring professionals and will treat your pet the way you would yourself. The facility is designed to take care of routine care/physicals all the way up to the most demanding surgeries and treatment options.
Other Great Sponsors:
Mannolia's Bed & Biscuit www.magnoliasbedandbiscuit.com Luxary Boarding and Daycare for Dogs and Cats -
Splish Splash Dog www.splishsplashdogwash.net - State Farm
Insurance, Josh London firstname.lastname@example.org -
In the Hound Hustle 5K and 10K 1st, 2nd, 3rd M/F overall receive awards. Also, awards go 2-deep in 5-year age groups through 60+ in both races. Each 1-mile Trot with Spot participant will get a nice little finisher medal. There are no time awards in the 1-mile Trot with Spot other than the reward you'll have while sharing a fun experience with your Best 4-legged Friend.
There will be an award for the "couple" who most resemble each other - pet and owner, or vice versa. There also be an award for best dressed pet who participates in the race in any category. There will also be an award for best costumed person. All costume awards are chosen by the audience clapping for each person in costume. Skits by costumed participants are welcome in an effort to impress the audience and get more cheers.
Event schedule and times
7:40 am 1-mile Trot with Spot Start & 10K Walk or walk/run Start
8:00 am Hound Hustle 10K Start
8:10 am Hound Hustle 5K Start
Online Registration is closed as of 5:00 pm EDT Friday, April 4th. You can register tomorrow at New Balance in Mayfaire (near Harris Teeter) from 11:30 - 1:00 pm or at the Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Race Registration will be open race morning at 6:15 am.