APA's 7th Annual Fast and the Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sun, Apr 26, 2015


St. Louis, MO


Activity Today Later

5K Run/Walk - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

1 Mile Walk - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed


$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

It's the furriest race in town!  Event takes place at 9am on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Tower Grove Park (Sons of Rest Pavilion, at the east/Grand Avenue end of the park).  

5K features chip timing on a course accurately measured by Fleet Feet Sports.  Awards will be given to the first, second and third place male and female 5K finishers in the following age divisions: Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Overall 5K awards will be presented to first place male and female. Also, special awards for overall 1st place male and female running with a dog!

1 Mile Walk offers a nice stroll in the park, with or without your dog, featuring the "Pooch Poker Walk".  Walkers will be dealt playing cards at stations along the 1 Mile Walk route.  Players with a winning hand receive a prize at the end of the walk!  Anyone registered for the 1 Mile Walk is eligible to participate in the Pooch Poker Walk.

This event also includes activities for kids! 

Register by April 5 to be sure to receive your requested t-shirt size and goody bag.  Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome in both the 5K and the 1 Mile.  All dogs in attendance must be current on vaccinations and in good health. Participants in the 5K with a dog or stroller must not impede other participants and may be asked to start at the back.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Animal Protective Association of Missouri and its mission of bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond.

Registration fee is $30.00 through Wednesday, April 22 at 5pm, at which time online registration closes and the registration fee increases to $35.00 (through day of event).  Day-of-event registration will be available starting at 7:45am on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Tower Grove Park (Sons of Rest Pavilion).  No charge for kids age 5 or under (unless t-shirt is requested).  To register a child age 5 or under, please call the APA at 314-645-4610 x112.

Want to do more to help the animals at the APA Adoption Center?  When registering for this event through Active.com, please create your own online fundraising campaign and invite your friends and family to donate to the APA!  Even if you do not plan to attend the run/walk, you can still be a fundraiser for the APA by registering in the "Fundraising Only" category (at no charge) and then creating your own fundraising campaign for the APA. Top fundraiser wins a bike!

Event details and schedule

Packet pickup will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm at Sports Authority in Brentwood (8340 Eager Rd.  63144).

Or, packets may be picked up at the event on Sunday, April 26 beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Sons of Rest Pavilion in Tower Grove Park.

The APA’s Fast and the Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk is sponsored by Purina.


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