Fast & Furriest 5K Virtual Run

Fast & Furriest 5K Virtual Run

Due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are transitioning the Fast & Furriest 5k/Walk that is scheduled for next Saturday, 3/21, from in-person to virtual.  While we would love to have everyone together at the Humane Society campus, we are following recommendations from the CDC and health departments against gatherings of large numbers of people.  The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, supporters and community will always be our top priority.

At the same time, we think the virtual race is going to be a fun way to promote animal welfare and raise funds for our critical work in the community.  Though we can’t run and walk together, we can still participate with a purpose – to save animal lives!  We have converted all registrations to a virtual status, meaning that participants can run or walk and post your results to the race website.  We will still have winners, prizes, and the opportunity for our supporters to get out and exercise with their pets.

Read more details below:

      • The decision has been made to move the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County’s Fast & Furriest 5K from an in-person event to a virtual 5K event. This decision is connected to the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, and to ensure our event does not contribute to the spread of the pandemic. The event will still start March 21st, but will be extended until March 28th, giving runners more time to complete the run.
      • Runners are encouraged to run the 5K on their own and record their times via running apps. Times should then be uploaded on the dashboard of our website’s running page. Fastest times will be contacted about receiving awards.
      • At a later time, the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County will organize a packet pickup for the race t-shirts.
      • We will also be hosting our Mystery T-shirt Pull virtually! If interested, participants can donate $20 to be considered in our t-shirt bid to receive a shirt from different Memphis businesses. More details to come. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to still hosting this event!

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