Furry 5K Fun Run and Walk

Sun June 11, 2023 Seattle, WA 98118 US Directions

Frequently Asked Questions

For general information about the Furry 5K, including the event schedule, location and registration fees please visit the race information section of our website.

I can't make the race. Can I make a donation?
Absolutely! If you would like to make a donation to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, you can easily donate here.

What is included with my registration?
With your registration you will receive a Furry 5k T-shirt and other race swag.

Is the registration fee for the whole family or per person?
The registration fee is per person. We do not offer a family registration fee.

When can I pickup my race packet and T-shirt?
Early packet pickup will be available on Saturday, June 10 at the Mud Bay store in Greenwood at 8532 1st Ave NW, Seattle. We encourage participants to pick up their packets in advance if possible to avoid lines and reduce congestion in the registration on the day of the event. You may pick up packets on behalf of team members or friends. Race-day packet pickup will be available 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Sunday, June 11 at the Seward Park Registration Area. 

Will food and drinks be available for purchase?
Yes. Food trucks will attend our Vendor Fair. Water will be available for purchase from our food truck vendors, and we will provide water for human and dog walkers and runners, but you are also welcome to bring your own water from home. Please, no glass containers.

I don't have a dog. Can I still participate in the race?
Of course! Everyone is welcome to participate in the Furry 5K. (By the way, we have wonderful dogs available for adoption!)

My puppy is not quite 6 months old but is very active. Is it okay to bring him to the race?
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.

Will there be shelter pets at the race? It would be great to see all the animals available for adoption.
While there will not be shelter pets at the race, we recommend stopping by the shelter after the race to see all the animals available for adoption or check out our website. The shelter is located at 2016 15th Ave. W., and we’re open 1-6 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday.

Can I bring an animal that's not a dog?
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!

Can I use my inline skates or ride my scooter?
No. This is for the safety of all participants, human and animals.

Are baby strollers allowed?

Does my child need his/her own registration?
Yes, we ask that you register your child. This is a fundraiser for the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, so we hope that you will think of the registration fees simply as a donation to a good cause.

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

Something came up, and I can't make the race. Can I get a refund?
No, all registrations/sales are final. Please know your registration fee is going to a worthy cause.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
No, all registrations/sales are final, and we are unable to edit registrations. Please ask the other person to register himself/herself.

Is there a gear check?
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 Foundation 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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