We are so excited to have you all at our 5th Annual Fast and the Furry event. Please encourage your friends and family to come out to the event. Below are some important details so please read carefully:
Thursday, May 19th
4:00pm - 8:00pm - Pre-race packet pickup at Mill City Running (411 E. Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55414)
Saturday, May 21st
7:00am - Participant check-in and race day registration opens
8:00am - 8K Race Start
9:15am - 8K Awards
9:30am - 5K9 Race Start
10:30am - 5K9 Race Awards and Fundraising Awards
12:00pm – Pet Expo close
RACE DAY REGISTRATION
We will be open for registering on race day this year if you have any last minute friends or family wanting to participate. Cost is $40 per person with or without a dog. Shirts are not guaranteed on race day though so have them save some time and pre-register online:
LOCATION AND PARKING
Kelley's Landing Picnic Shelter - Harriet Island
200 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55102
There is lots of space at the start/finish area for parking. Do NOT park on Dr Justice Ohage Blvd. If the lot fills up by the start/finish area, you will be directed by volunteers to an approved overflow lot along Plato.
We are excited to have expanded our awards this year! Overall top 3 male and female humans in each race will receive an award. Top large, medium and small in each race will also receive an award. AND we have fashion judges this year for the “Best Dressed Dog” in each race.
Your fundraising incentive prizes will be determined based on your online fundraising page total at the end of day, Wednesday, May 18th. You will pick up your prizes at the fundraising table on race morning. Any cash/offline donations must be sent directly to the charity NO LATER than May 18th.
Top overall fundraisers will be determined on Friday, May 20th and will receive a confirmation email from us on Friday morning.
IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR DOG(S)
There will be water bowls available along the course and at the finish line. Your dog(s) can attend and participate as long as they are happy to be around a lot of other people and dogs, up to date on their vaccinations and leashed at all times.
Everyone is responsible for picking up after their own pets. With approximately 300 dogs in attendance, we need your cooperation on this to continue to be in good standings at Harriet Island.
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
We still need a few more people to help out with jobs around the start/finish area. If you have friends or family that would be willing to help, please have them sign up HERE.
Questions? Please feel free to reply to this email or call/text 612-272-4107.
Thank you everyone and see you on the 21st!