The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County will host its 15th annual The Fast & The Furriest 5K with both virtual and in-person elements in March 2021!
The event is historically the only certified 5K run in Shelby County where dogs are not only welcome, but are encouraged to join the fun. Between 800-1,000 animal lovers race with their four-legged friends annually. To safely accommodate race participants, runners and walkers can participate virtually, in-person or through peer-to-peer fundraising.
The in-person component of The Fast & The Furriest 5K will be held March 20 at 935 Farm Road. Event staff, volunteers and participants are required to wear masks at all times before beginning the race. Social distancing will be encouraged and start times will be staggered to limit the number of people congregating at the starting line. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are asked to stay home and complete the race virtually.
Runners and walkers interested in a chipped and officially timed 5K are encouraged to run the official race March 20. Virtual participants will enter their time in Race Roster upon completion.
Early bird registration is open until January 31. Online registration closes March 19 at 9 a.m. Mail-in registration closes March 12 at 5 p.m. You can register here!