SERVING THE GREAT LAKES BAY REGION IN MICHIGAN
Join us for Great Lakes Bay Animal Society’s 10th annual Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk with your dog in Midland City Forest. There will be two chip-timed events this year. We are expecting 250-300 participants and 150 of their dogs. Runners and walkers come from throughout Michigan to participate.
This is a timed event with prizes, t shirts, and medals for first, second, and third place in male and female categories. You can run or walk, with or without your dog. Aid and water stations are positioned along the trail. This is a family-friendly and kid-friendly event and the trail is stroller-friendly.
Run Fur Fun! This event is a 5k Trail Run/Walk. 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!
We are also offering a Virtual Challenge format. Register 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 noon on Saturday. Or you may run/walk a course of your choice. Submit your times on our website to share with friends and family. Make sure to time yourself and take a selfie for submission. We would love to see how you chose to 5K. The Virtual Challenge event will not be an officially timed event and medals will not be given for places. Entrants will receive an Event t-shirt. This is a fun challenge for those who want to participate to help our cause. After your Virtual 5K you can submit your times and upload your photos.
Event t-shirts and other goodies are guaranteed to those who register early.
Proceeds from this special fundraiser will directly benefit Great Lakes Bay Animal Society’s goal of providing quality veterinary care for animals in transition to their forever homes.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Midland City Forest, 2840 E. Monroe Road, Midland, MI US 48640
Pre-registration starts June 1 at 12 p.m. for $30. Children 6 years of age or younger are FREE with a registered adult! (The trail is stroller friendly.) Day-of-event registration is $35. T-shirts and goodie bags will be given depending on availability.
RACE DAY INFORMATION
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Race day registration and pre-registered participant bib and bag pick up.
5k run/walk WITHOUT dogs. Medals for first, second and third place will be awarded in male and female categories.
5k run/walk WITH dogs. For this race, only runners with dogs will be awarded medals for first, second, and third place in male and female categories.
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
5k run/walk virtual challenge. We welcome you to run/walk in Midland City Forest any time after the timed races start. We will leave the course set up until 12 noon on Saturday.
Pre-registration is now open at a cost of $30. Event t-shirts and goodie bags are guaranteed to those who register by October 2.
Day-of-event registration is Saturday, October 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at a cost of $35. T-shirts and goodie bags will be given depending on availability.
Participants 6 years of age & under:
Participants 6 years of age & under, with a paid adult, run/walk for FREE. NOTE: There is one t-shirt per registration. You may order extra t-shirts below.
Order Extra T-Shirts
You may order extra t-shirts online here.
Sizes: XS, SML, MED, LRG, X-LRG, 2X, 3X, 4X
(No longer available after the race.)
Early packet pick up will be at Midland City Forest on Friday, October 14 from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. Or you may pick up your packet on race day prior to the race from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
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If you choose not to 5K, make a donation instead. Your gift will help defray the cost of this event so that all race entry fees go directly towards our mission of rescuing animals, their veterinary care and the cost of fostering and adoption. You can use PayPal or any major debit/credit card.
Purchase a Race Course Sign for $25 with a message to cheer on the runners, celebrate a special occasion or a birthday, commemorate a pet or promote your business. Signs will be posted along the trail at Midland City Forest.
(Photo is for illustration purposes only.)
Are you ready to submit your 2022 Virtual Race Challenge 5K time? Did you take selfies and photos you want to upload as well? We would love to see how you chose to 5K. There is also a section you can tell us about your Virtual 5K experience.
Your gift will help defray the cost of this event so that all race entry fees will go directly towards our mission of rescuing animals, their veterinary care, the cost of fostering and adoption into our communities.