Paws & Soles Saving Lives With Strides 5K
It’s time for our annual 5K!! The Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS) is excited to invite you (and your dogs) back to join us for our annual Paws and Soles Saving Lives with Strides 5K Run/Walk being held on Sunday, October 15th in Duke Island Park. Proceeds from this fundraiser make it possible for us to continue offering important services to homeless animals at Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.
You can register to participate or donate online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Bridgewater/FOSRAS
Friends, participants, and canines will run/walk the flat trails and picturesque backdrop of the flat, fast, USATF-NJ Certified Course at Duke Island Park with an option for a one mile walk. There will be Overall Winner Awards and Age Group Awards. Walk or run with your dog! Dogs can join the race starting at 10:00 AM and are required to start at the back of the starting group behind the runners. Registered dogs receive a doggy goody bag (while supplies last). Please note children under 10 are free with registered adult.
Participants registered by September 15th are guaranteed a t-shirt. During registration there is an option to forgo the t-shirt.
Day of registration: Run/Walk- $35 + $5/dog
To ensure an enjoyable walk for 2 legged and 4 legged participants:
- Please refrain from using Flexi leads, only 6’ leads or less allowed
- All Dogs must be current on shots and no females in heat
- Please do not bring pets whose behavior may endanger others
- Participants must clean up after their pet and provide appropriate feces collection bags for such use.
Certified 5K Course Link:
8:30 AM Registration Opens
9:30 AM Kiddie Dash
10:00 AM 5k Run/Walk Start
10:45 AM 5K Awards Ceremony
11:00 AM K9 Demonstration
11:15 AM Doggy Costume Contest
9:00-12:00 PM Vendors open
Vendors will be available until 12:00 PM
Presenting Run/Walk Sponsor
“We know dogs. And we know that while some dogs love to romp all day with the Pack, others thrive in a more intimate play setting with more personalized TLC and more rest time in between play. Whatever your pup prefers, our day care and boarding options are designed to meet the unique needs and personalities of all pups.”
Grand Prize Sponsor
To become a sponsor, click here for more information.