Event Info


Event Wrap Up

2018 Furry 5K Fun Run Race Results

Grand Marshal Photographs - Courtesy of Pupparazzi Photography


Walk for Animals Photo Galleries

Photographer - Wendy Johnson

Photographer - Pupparazzi Photography

Photographer - Wolff Studios


Prize Winners!

Top Team:  Beaudaysious

Top Individual:  Linda Lane

Top Youth Fundraiser:  Presley Torrence


$100 Prize Drawing Winners

  • Erin Cullen
  • Brenda George
  • Sharon Hansen
  • Amy VanGuilder
  • Julie Johnson
  • Lucas Albrecht
  • Christine Papineau
  • Kim Knudsen
  • Kathleen Hein


$300 Prize Drawing Winners

  • Kitty Fun Time Package - Heather Prout
  • Pampered Pet Package - Presley Torrence
  • Pet Spaw Package - Jan Anderson
  • Dog Days of Summer - Ginger Johnson
  • Dog 'on the go' Bag - Kelly Thompson
  • Subaru Prize Package - Shari Maisuk
  • Pampered Kitty Collection - Amy VanGuilder
  • Frost River Backpack - Tonya Nichols
  • Frost River Dog on the Go - Shannon Schwartz






The 2018 Walk For Animals & Furry 5K

Animal Allies Humane Society presents the Walk for Animals & Furry 5K happening Saturday, June 2nd at Bayfront Festival Park. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

As the largest pet & famiy-friendly event of the Summer, this event attracts more than 500 human participants and their companion animals. Due to Lakewalk construction requirements and the safety of our guests, this year's route has changed slightly.  We will be following the Bayfront Festival Park around to Rail Road Street, taking the Superior Hiking Trail down towards 21st avenue west onto Lower Michigan street. Check out the map of this year's new route!  At Bayfront Festival Park there will also be an agility course, vendors, family activities and contests held throughout the morning for cutest puppy, silly pet tricks, and more!


Participants raise money with donations from family, friends, and co-workers. Register online to start your fundraising efforts and encourage friends to join in the fun! Fundraising can be done in person or shared online through your participant page - use email, social media, or whatever way is best for you. Paper donation tracking forms are available by calling (218)-722-5341, or download online at www.theWalkforAnimals.net.

Participants who raise $40 or more receive a special event t-shirt and those who raise $100 or more also receive a bandanna for their pet (t-shirts and bandanas are on a first-come, first-served basis).


Participants who raise over $300 in pledges will be honored at the event as a Grand Marshal. Grand Marshals will be entered to win drawings for special prizes and receive a professional photograph with their pet taken the day of the event!

All proceeds from the 2018 Walk for Animals and Furry 5K support Animal Allies Humane Society adoption, spay/neuter, and humane education programming.



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5k Race Packet Pick Up

Registered runners should pick up their 5K race packets on Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st at Animal Allies Humane Society between the hours of noon and 6:00pm.  Packets will be available for pick up behind the front desk.

**5K registration closes promptly on Monday, May 28th at 6:00pm**

Event Location

Bayfront Festival Park  -  Duluth, MN

Event Schedule

9:00 - 2:00 PM   Event festivities: Vendor & Sponsor booths, Animal Allies retail shop (proceeds benefit shelter pets), food trucks, petting zoo, games and activities for pets, and family activities including; face painting, photo booth, bouncy house, climbing wall, and pet readings by Lady Ocalat!


9:00 AM  - Registration Opens

9:00-9:30 AM - Grand Marshal Portraits - Timeslot 1

9:30 AM - Be Kind to Animals Awards & Recognition - Main Stage

9:45 AM - Grand Marshal Recognition - Main Stage

10:00 AM  - Furry 5K Start!

11:00 AM  - Walk Start!

11:45 AM - Agility Demonstration featuring Nancy, Bonnie & Charmer

12:30 PM - Prize Drawings for $100+ and $300+ Fundraisers (must be present to win) - Main Stage

1:00-2:00 PM  - Contests:  Cutest Puppy (puppies must be under 1 year of age), Pet/Person Look-a-Like Contest and Pet Costume Contest. Followed by Silly Pet Contests: Best Howl, Best Wag, Best Trick - Main Stage

2:00  - Grand Marshal Portraits - Timeslot 2

*Contests are subject to change due to volunteer availability.


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