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The Fast & The Furriest®

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The Fast & The Furriest® 2015 Presented by Buckingham Properties was another tremendous success. The 10K, 5K, dog walk, and pet festival again featured live music, food, sponsor giveaways, vendors, pet contests, and a variety of activities for you and your pets. Event results are listed below.

Results:

•         Over 530 registered runners

•         Nearly 200 registered dog walkers

•         Fundraising grossed nearly $80,000

•         171 pets vaccinated

•         72 pets implanted with microchips

•         19 pets adopted (14 cats, 5 dogs) on event day

•         Complete race results and photos are posted online 

 

10K

•         Jason McElwain    Overall Male Winner     37:20.6  

•         Melissa Snell     Overall Female Winner   40:40.2

 

5K

•         Paul Rellstab    Overall Male Winner     18:14.3

•         Heather Webster  Overall Female Winner   18:48.9   

 

Top Individual Fundraisers:

1.         Josh Moscov – $2,240

2.         Carol Giotto – $1,630

3.         Kathy Amberge – $1,075

4.         Ginny Randisi – $1,035

5.         Barb Yahn – $925

6.         Chris Fitzgerald – $855

7.         Diedra Kirk – $808

8.         Tracy Marchese – $710

 

Top Fundraising Teams:

1.         VSAS Board of Directors  – $5,743

2.         Verona Street Walkers  – $3,770

3.         Team Hattie & Binx – $2,815

4.         The Pokey Lowki’s – $1,310

5.         Team Sparkle! 2015 – $1,119

Thank you to all of our sponsors that make this event a success 

Please visit www.VSAS.org for more event details, registration information, and complete 2015 race results and photos.

Start Fundraising Now For Next Year

Participants are encouraged to fundraise individually or as a team. It is never too early to get started on raising money and collecting pledges for next year. Whether as an individual or as a member of a team, there are lots of great ways that you can increase your fundraising to have a greater impact in helping our cause. Some examples that have been successful for past participants include garage sales, volleyball tournament, and bottle drives. 

Please help us help the animals by forming a team or joining an existing team.

  • Designate one person as team captain
  • Create your team, if you are a runner you must first register as a runner
  • Recruit team members
  • Direct each member to register and select your team
  • Start gathering pledges online or by downloading a pledge form 
  • Make team t-shirts (optional)
  • Plan your strategy for leading the pack
  • Raise funds throughout the year to increase your impact
  • Consider bake sales, garage sales, bottle drives, third-party fundraisers, scrap metal salvage, etc. to boost your team earnings
  • Have FUN

Corporate Sponsorship & Vendor Information

If you are interested in getting involved with the event as a corporate sponsor, please review the sponsorship opportunities and contact us at VSASinc@gmail.com.

If you are interested in joining us as an event vendor, please review our vendor information. If you have any questions regarding vendor opportunities you can email the Vendor Coordinator.

Enjoy the Festivities 

The party does not end after the pet contests. Stick around to co-mingle with the dogs, browse our vendor exhibits, visit the Animal Services Center, grab a bite to eat or something to drink, and enjoy the music.    

The party does not end after the pet contests. Stick around to co-mingle with the dogs, browse our vendor exhibits, visit the Animal Services Center, grab a bite to eat or something to drink, and enjoy the music.    

Getting to the Event

There will be several street closings along the race routes to ensure the safety of our participants. Some of those street closings may impact access to the event site and parking lot. Please review the driving directions to avoid any problems.

Still have questions about the event?

 Check out our Frequently Asked Questions 


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