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Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk

Sat April 27, 2024 Midland, MI 48640 US Directions


2840 E. Monroe Rd.
Midland, MI US 48640


Great Lakes Bay Animal Society’s 11th Annual

Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk

April 27, 2024 at Midland City Forest, Midland

Run Fur Fun! This event is a 5k Trail Run/Walk.

We are happy to be back in 2024 with two chip timed events this year.  We will have the 5K run/walk without dogs and the 5K run/walk with dogs.   Both of these events will be chip timed with medals for first, second, and third place in male and female categories.  Aid and water stations are positioned along the trail. This is a family-friendly and kid-friendly event and the trail is stroller-friendly. 

We are also happy to keep our virtual challenge "design your own event".  Sign up for the virtual challenge and run/walk the course in Midland City Forest any time after the timed races start.  We will leave the course set up until 12:00pm on Saturday.  Or run/walk a course of your choice.  Submit your times on our website to share with friends and family.  The virtual challenge event will not be an officially timed event and medals will not be given for places.  Entrants will receive a t-shirt and a doggie bandana.  This is a fun challenge for those who want to participate to help our cause. 

Packet pick-up and late registration will be at Midland City Forest  --   Friday April 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday April 27, 7:30 am -9:00 am for timed race without dogs and 9:15 am with dogs.  Virtual Challenge event registration will be available 7:30 am - 12:00 pm Saturday. 

Runners and walkers are encouraged to bring their canine companions and celebrate the special human-animal bond!  Runners and walkers without dogs are also encouraged to come participate in the fun! Children 6 and under can run/walk for FREE!  This is a stroller friendly course.

Event T-shirts and other goodies for the runners/walkers will be guaranteed to those who register by April 14, 2024.  

All proceeds from this special fundraiser will directly benefit Great Lakes Bay Animal Society’s goal of providing quality care for animals in transition to their forever homes.

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Furry Companions are NOT required to race!

Come enjoy the atmosphere, free goodies and awesome trails with or without your dog! Only $30 for pre-registration!

You can still register the day of the event! Open 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Cost: $35.



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