The Fast and the Furriest 5K is a family-friendly event for individuals and their furry friends of all ages and abilities. All participants will receive a T-shirt and are entered to win several great race-day giveaways! There will be awards for the top three male and female finishers overall, the top male and female with pet, and fun pet 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.
Event details and schedule
The 5k will begin on the CSU Oval at 9am on Saturday, April 18th. 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.
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 22nd and will also be available on the Friday before (April 15th) 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 17th.
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!