Event Info

The 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.

Get ready for a howling good time! This pet & famiy-friendly event attracts more than 500 human participants and their companion animals. The walk route follows the Lakewalk from Bayfront Park, behind the DECC to the lift bridge, and back to Bayfront Park - with the 5K route going even further down the Lakewalk! 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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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

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

9:45 AM - Grand Marshal Recognition

10:00 AM  - Furry 5K Start!

 10:15 AM - Grand Marshal Portraits - Timeslot 1

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)

1:00-2:00 PM  - Contests:  Cutest Puppy (puppies must be under 1 year of age), Silly Pet Tricks, Pet/Person Look-a-Like Contest, Cutest Pet Costume Contest

2:00  - Grand Marshal Portraits - Timeslot 2

*Contests are subject to change due to volunteer availability.


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