The Fast & The Furriest® 2016

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6/4/2016 at 7:00 AM to 6/4/2016 at 2:00 PM


FastFurryLogoNoDateJPGJoin us for our annual road races, dog walk, and pet festival to help raise funds and awareness for Animal Services. The races run simultaneously with staggered starts beginning at 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., so pick the one that is best for you.

Stick around after the races for food and refreshments, live music, the 1-mile dog walk and pet festival.

The event will include $10 cat and $20 dog adoptions throughout the day and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. free rabies and canine distemper-parvovirus vaccinations and free pet microchipping.



184 Verona St., Rochester, NY 14608Map


Verona Street Animal Society


5K: $20 in advance, $25 race day
10K: $25 advance, $30 race day
Dog Walk: $25 adults, $5 children 10 and under
Pet Contests: $2 per category
Free Rabies, Distemper-parvo vaccinations
Free microchip identification


Free parking in Kodak Lot D. Enter parking lot from Oak Street with access from Jay Street or Smith Street

Ticket Information:

Register for the event online. Packet pick up for runners and walkers will be available 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports at The Armory 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14607.
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Organized by the Verona Street Animal Society and the City of Rochester

Sponsors include: Petco Foundation, Monroe Veterinary Associates, Fleet Feet Sports, Wegmans, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, South Town Plaza Associates, Xerox, Karpus Investments, TLF Graphics, 24PetWatch, Bayer Health Care, Henry Schein Animal Health, Heritage Financial Services, JAMRO Auto Repair, Merzbach Law Office, Ralph Honda, Rural Metro

Media Sponsors:  WHAM-13 ABC, FOX Rochester, The CW Rochester, FM100.5 The Drive, and Rochester Woman Magazine 

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Visit or contact for more information.

Street Closures:

Several roads will close during the race from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Streets Closed:

  • Verona St. (Jay to Morrie Silver Way)
  • Morrie Silver Way (Plymouth to Oak St.)
  • Allen St. (Broad St. to Oak)
  • Brown St. (Plymouth to Oak St.)
  • Plymouth Ave. (Morrie Silver to Brown St.)
  • Exchange St. (Ford St. to Violetta St.)
  • Ford St. (Exchange to Plymouth open southbound
    closed northbound)
  • Broad St. Allen St to Main St.
  • Ford St. Main St. to Plymouth Ave.

Main St. open at Broad but restricted
possible delays

 Note:  Verona Street between Jay St. and Brown St. will be closed 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Refer to the driving directions to avoid street closings and delays when heading to the event location and designated parking lot.

Weather Specifics:

Rain or shine. Event directors will make decision about postponing or cancellation for inclement weather. The event will not be rescheduled and no refunds will be provided.

Food Offerings:

Post-race hospitality including bottled water, bagels, apples, oranges, bananas, nutrition bars.

Food trucks and food carts will be set up throughout Brown Square Park offering a variety of options for sale including hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, mac 'n cheese, sandwiches, sushi, wraps, and more.

Vendor Information:

Food and merchandise vendor spaces are available. Visit or contact for more information. 


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