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The Fast & The Furriest(r)

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Animal Services Center 184 Verona Street RochesterNY  14608
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Animal Services Center 184 Verona Street RochesterNY  14608

About This Activity

You have reached the RACE registration page for Rochester Animal Services and Verona Street Animal Society's, 7th annual The Fast & The Furriest(r) Event - 5k & 10k runs. All RUN registrants must register via this site in order to participate in the run.


If you are a WALKER, please be advised that we have recently transitioned registration away from ACTIVE and all Walkers are being asked to REGISTER at


Event Summary:

Proceeds fromt the event support the animal shelter through pet adoption promotions, spay and neuter surgeries, microchip identification tags, and veterinary supplies.

The day begins with the 10K race at 8 a.m which is the signature event and highlights downtown Rochester, Corn Hill Landing, the Genesee River Trail, the University of Rochester, and the Animal Services Center. The course record is an impressive 32:08 set by Chris Moorman in 2008.

Just 15 minutes after the 10K begins, the 5K will start. This is more of a family fun run but is also on a certified route. The 5K course is contained within the first leg of the 10K and highlights many of the same landmarks including downtown, the Corn Hill Neighborhood, and the Genesee River. Nick End holds the record from 2011 with a time of 15:40. Both races share the finish line at the Animal Services Center on Verona Street.

Runners finish amidst a crowd of cheering friends and participants, grab some water and nourishment from the race hospitality booth, and then relax to the live acoustic rock of Travis Fitch. After the race awards ceremony,  there will be more live music while participants explore the exhibitor tent, participate in pet contests, or visit with animals available for adoption.

Bring your family, friends and pets out to cheer you on and participate in the dog walk. Its a lot of fun to watch the parade of hundreds of dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds, colors, and coats.  

Registration is open now at for the 10K, 5K and the dog walk. Grab some friends, form a team, and start gathering pledges now to support our furry friends. They need you! The event features a team competition with special recognition and prizes for the team that raises the most money for the animal shelter. There are also great prizes for the top individual fundraisers including e-readers, tablet computers, and flat screen TVs.  

Avoid the lines and stress associated with event-day registration and check-in. Visit either Fleet Feet location on June 6th and 7th for pre-registration and packet pick-ups for runners. This event is fun for the whole family, even the dog. So get your training schedules out, mark it on the calendar, and we will look forward to seeing you on Verona Street for The Fast & The Furriest 2013.

Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday June 4, however runners can continue to pre-register at both Fleet Feet locations through 7 pm on Friday June 7. Event-day registration begins at 7 am on Saturday June 8.

Online registration closes

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Event schedule and times


  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Shelter Hours
  • 7:00 am Race Registration
  • 8:00 am 10K race starts
  • 8:15 am 5K race starts; 1st Live Music Performance
  • 9:00 am Walk Registration
  • 9:30 am Pet contest registration begins
  • 9:45 am Race Awards ceremony begins
  • 10:30 am Dog Walk begins
  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm - Rabies (free) & Microchip ($20)
  • 11:30 am Pet Contests begin
  • 12:00 pm Awards Ceremony for Pet Contest winners and top fundraisers
  • 12:15 pm 2nd Live Music Performance
  • 1:00 pm Raffle Drawing
  • 2:00 pm Event end.

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