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Pets for Heroes Virtual Mutt Strut 5k

Sun April 10 - Sat April 30 Columbus, OH 43210 US Directions


281 W Lane Ave
Columbus, OH US 43210


Pets for Heroes at Ohio State is a student organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of the national charity and state chapter. This charity helps heal the emotional wounds of veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD, TBI, or depression by pairing them up with a shelter dog at risk of being euthanized. The dogs are specially trained to cater to each veterans or first responders emotional and physical needs, and expenses regarding their new life long companion are covered for the first year. Pets for Heroes is dedicated to giving these animals and these brave people a second chance at a happy ending!

To further our mission in raising funds and awareness for the charity, Pets for Heroes at Ohio State is hosting Mutt Strut, a Community dog-walk/run 5k for anyone to join! This years 5k will be held virtually due to the on-going pandemic and will begin April 10th with a deadline to submit times being April 30th at 11:59pm. In order to bring a community feel to this event, each participant will be able to join a private facebook group to share your times, favorite places to run, your pets, and so much more! Reporting times will be on the honors system and the people with the top three times will receive a Pets for Heroes T-Shirt as well as other goodies!

In addition to the virtual 5k we will also be hosting an online raffle where people can can enter to win baskets and other fun prizes! Arrangements will be made to either ship, deliver, or pick-up any prizes won. The entry fee is $25. Every participant will receive access to a special facebook group where you can interact with other runners, report your race times, share your favorite places to run, and so much more! 

If exploring Columbus' most beautiful parks and meeting new people/pets is your (or your pets) thing, then please join us for this fun, family-oriented event in which all proceeds will directly benefit Pets for Heroes Columbus to help them in their mission of saving pets, and healing Veterans and First Responders.

To find out more about Pets for Heroes Ohio State, and what our organization does, please visit our Facebook page at

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