Join the race to help homeless pets by registering for the Humane Society of Jefferson County’s 7th Annual Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk. This family-friendly and dog-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson County Fair Park.

Visit to sign up on-line, or stop by the shelter to fill out a registration form. Registering early helps prepare for the event and also guarantees participants a race day t-shirt and a swag bag from the event sponsors. Register before April 13 to take advantage of the early bird discount of $30 for ages 14 and up and $20 for ages 13 and under.

Hundreds of human participants and their canine companions have taken part in this race, providing our community with a healthy and fun event that gets bigger and better every year. The scenic, flat course ensures that first time walkers and runners can comfortably participate alongside more serious runners. Along with the race, the day will feature many area vendors, bobbing for tennis balls, concessions, a 50/50 raffle, music and more. Back again this year are “Flash Magnets”, which are photo magnets produced on-site and free of charge for participants to take home as a keepsake.

If you’re looking for a day filled with excitement, fun, fellowship and lots of tail wagging, plan to take part in this year’s Furry Friends 5K on May 16. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County, which has proudly served the community for ninety-six years. For more information, contact Taylor Marshall, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 920-674-2048.

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