If you haven’ t already heard…. The Nutrience Furry Friends 5K series is coming to Burlington on Sunday, September 11 2016. It’s a fundraising event that you can do by yourself or with your dog and even as a team that will raise much needed funding for Burlington Humane Society & Speaking of Dogs Rescue.
IRONDame Caron Shepley and Allison Hansen launched this amazing event in Whitby 6 years ago. They have raised an incredible $300,000 to date for local animal shelters. This year’s Whitby race was held on Sunday, June 5 2016, raising $60,000 for Humane Society of Durham Region, Standard Poodles In Need and Homeward Bound Rescue. It was a positively amazing morning for all pooches and their owners. CLICK HERE to check out the amazing Event photos shot by Trent Dilkie of this year’s Whitby Furry Friends 5K!
The IRONDames are thrilled that Caron and Allison are bringing this wonderful family event to Burlington. We can’t wait to take the Start Line with our best buddies both big and small in Burlington’s inaugural Nutrient Furry Friends 5K! Some event details include:
Spencer Smith Park, Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON (Gathering Area & Start Line is at The Pier at bottom of Brant Street)
Race Day Schedule
- 08:00 AM EDT – Race Kit Pick-up
- 09:00 AM EDT – Warm-up
- 09:15 AM EDT – Start for Runners and Walkers
- 11:00 AM EDT – Awards and Prizes
Race Entry (Before September 11th, 2016)
- Just Yourself $35.00
- With Your Dog $40
- As A Team (4 Members per Team Minimum) $30
- Race Day $50.00 (No shirt or kit guaranteed)
Please Note: Online Race Registration is open online until September 9th, 2016. Race Day Registration is available but please come early!
What You Get
• Race T-shirt and race kit (Guaranteed to the first 300 registrants)
• Race Doggie Bandana if you are walking /running with your pooch
• Race Number
• Free Professional Race Photo Download
• Entry into Prize Draw
A flat and beautiful out and back 2.5K along Burlington’s amazing waterfront! With aid and water stations. CLICK HERE to download a pdf of the 2016 Furry Friends 5K Walk/Run Route.
Teams are comprised of at least 4 people. A team award goes to the combined time of the top 4 finishers.
For every $100 you raise for the Burlington Humane Society or Speaking of Dogs Rescue, your name will be entered into a draw for tickets for 2 anywhere West Jet flies. The more you raise, the better your chances to win!
The fastest doggies/owners can win 1 year, 6 months and 3 months of pet food compliments of Nutrient. They also have 6 pairs performance running shoes from Skechers along with some other great prizes.
Package Pick Up
Advance race kit pickup will be available. Dates and times TBA. Race day kit pickup will be available at the race venue.
No refunds are available. Since they raising money for some great charities, if you cannot participate, your money is still going to a great cause!
The Nutrience Furry Friends 5K series welcomes all breeds of dogs that are legally allowed in Ontario and are socialized to be around other people and dogs.
Its a rare opportunity to take the start line with your best buddy, family & friend while making a difference for other pets that don’t have a forever home! Join in the fun and make a difference by registering today!
For more Information or should you wish to become a Sponsor or Volunteer at Nutrience Furry Friends 5K Burlington Event, please contact Caron Shepley E-mail: caron@furryfriends5K.ca