Frequently Asked Questions

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Absolutely! If you would like to make a donation to the Seattle Animal Shelter, you can easily donate here.

The registration fee is per person. We do not offer a family registration fee. Registration fees are outlined here.

Yes, avoid the registration table crowds on race day by picking up your race packet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Interbay Whole Foods (2001 15th Ave. W., Seattle). Please bring a photo ID and/or the e-mail confirmation you received if you registered for the race online. If you are picking up packets for several people, please be sure to have the email confirmation listing each participant. If you have questions about early race packet pick up, please email

Of course! Everyone is welcome to participate in the Furry 5K. (By the way, we have wonderful dogs available for adoption!)

You may bring your puppy to the race, but you will need to participate in the walk, not the run. This rule was established with your puppy’s best interests and health in mind.

Some of our shelter dogs and dogs from other rescues will be at the event. To see all the dogs available for adoption, stop by the shelter after the race or check out our website. The shelter is located at 2016 15th Ave. W., and we’re open 1-6 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.

We discourage bringing animals other than well-behaved dogs to the Furry 5K. We cannot assume that all dogs at the race will respond well to other animals. However, this event benefits ALL ANIMALS at the Seattle Animal Shelter!

No. This is for the safety of all participants, human and animals.

Yes, we ask that you register your child. This is a fundraiser for the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Help the Animals Fund, so we hope that you will think of the registration fees simply as a donation to a good cause.

  1. From I-5, go east on I-90.
  2. Take the Rainier Avenue South exit (exit #3). Turn right onto Rainier Avenue South.
  3. After about 3.1 miles, turn left on South Orcas Street. Continue for 0.9 miles.
  4. Continue onto Lake Washington Boulevard South for about 600 feet to Seward Park.

Additional directions are available here.

No, all registrations/sales are final. Please know your registration fee is going to a worthy cause.

No, all registrations/sales are final, and we are unable to edit registrations. Please ask the other person to register himself/herself.

Yes, you may check your gear at the registration area up until the start of the race. Please leave valuables at home. The Seattle Animal Shelter and Furry 5K will not be responsible for loss of any checked gear, including wallets, keys, cell phones, etc. Thank you for your understanding.

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