SERVING THE GREAT LAKES BAY REGION IN MICHIGAN
Join us for Great Lakes Bay Animal Society’s 11th Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk on Saturday April 27, 2024 with (or without) your dog in Midland City Forest. There will be two chip-timed events this year. Over 300 participants are expect to attend. Runners and walkers come from throughout Michigan to participate with their dogs.
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. 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. 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 by clicking here. All submissions are due by Sunday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m.
Event t-shirts and other goodies are guaranteed to those who register by April 14, 2024.
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, April 27, 2024
Midland City Forest, 2840 E. Monroe Road, Midland, MI US 48640
Pre-registration starts January 2 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
7:30 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.
Early registration opens January 2, 2024 at 12 p.m. for a cost of $30. Event t-shirts and goodie bags are guaranteed to those who register by April 14, 2024. REGISTER HERE
Day-of-event registration is Saturday, April 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. for a cost of $35. T-shirts and goodie bags will be given depending on availability. Virtual Challenge event registration will be available 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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
Early packet pick up will be at Midland City Forest on Friday, April 26 from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. Or you may pick up your packet on race day prior to the race from 7:30 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 2024 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. All submissions are due by Sunday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m.
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.