The Fast & The Furriest 2019

Saturday 6th April 2019

Centurylink Sports Complex/Hammond Stadium: 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, United States

Walking, Running, Distance running, 1 Mile, 5K


  • 5K Run - Adult - 5K Chipped Run Adult
  • 5K Run - Adult - 5K Chipped Run Adult with Dog
  • 5K Run - Youth - 5K Chipped Run Youth (17 and under)
  • 5K Run - Youth - 5K Chipped Run Youth with Dog
  • 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - All Ages



9th Annual The Fast and the Furriest 5K and 1 Mile Walk

April 6th, 2019 at Centurylink Sports Complex/Hammond Stadium! ‚Äč

This 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk is dog friendly and tail-wagging fun! 

Participants can run or walk with or without their dog!

Awesome Finisher Medals for first 500 to cross Finish & Performance Relaxed Fit Unisex Shirts with 30+ UV Protection! 

If you love all things furry and want to help GCHS with it's mission to provide humane care for surrendered animals by offering refuge, providing medical care, and facilitating an adoptive home in it's no-kill shelter. You can't miss this!

Whether you are a serious runner, a weekend jogger or just enjoy walking, this event is for you!  

Traditional age group medals awarded to top chipped runners, and to the Fastest Dogs in 3 weight categories. Other awards for Top Fundraisers and Triple Crown Award Winners too!

Event details and schedule

7:30am - 5K Run Starts

7:35am - Fun 1 Mile Walk Starts

Day of Race Registration starts at 6:00am

Awards will be given to overall male & female and top 3 in each age group (male & female)

Age Categories: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Up and Weight Category of Pets

Course will be open for at least 1 hour - results will be tallied as soon as possible

  • Pets are welcome to participate with their Guardians but MUST be leashed (non-retractable leads only) and up to date with vaccinations. They must be accustomed to the distance and weather (3.1 miles) and able to not interfere with other participants or pets. If your dog is struggling, please stop.  Water and cooling stations will be throughout.
  • Day of Race (chipped) Price increase to $35 Adults and $30 Youth 17 and Under - Additional $5.00 if running with a dog.
  • Visit/Like the FB Page of - Fast & The Furriest 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk - for updates 

Organised by

Gulf Coast Humane Society

2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers

Phone: 239-332-0364 x321

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