The Fast & The Furriest® 2015

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6/6/2015 at 7:00 AM to 6/6/2015 at 2:00 PM


FastFurryLogoNoDateJPGJoin us for our annual road races, dog walk, and pet festival presented by Buckingham Properties 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.

As with last year, the event will include discounted pet adoptions throughout the day, free rabies vaccinations, and pet microchipping for $20.



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: Pay or raise $35, free for children 10 and under
Pet Contests: $2 per category
Free Rabies vaccinations
$20 microchip identification


Free parking in Kodak Lot D. Enter parking lot from Oak Street with access from Jay Street, Smith Street, or Plank Street from Broad and Allen.

Ticket Information:

Register for the event online or at the Animal Services Center at 184 Verona Street. Or you can print a registration form and mail it to VSAS, PO Box 22874, Rochester, NY 14692. Pre-registration and packet pick up will also be available 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on June 5 at both Fleet Feet Sports locations, 155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14607 and 2522 Ridgeway Avenue.
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Organized by the Verona Street Animal Society in conjunction with the City of Rochester

Sponsors include: Buckingham Properties, Monroe Veterinary Associates, Renewal By Andersen, Fleet Feet Sports, Pet Saver Healthy Pet Superstore, Canandaigua National Bank, The Cannan Team of RE/MAX Plus, Invisible Fence® Brand, Oppenheimer Funds, Payment Processing Consultants, PetCo Foundation, South Town Plaza Associates, Xerox, Karpus Investment Management, TLF Graphics, Cardwell Contstruction, Hills Pet Nutrition, Royal Canin, Tails of Success, 24PetWatch, Bayer Health Care, Dog E. Woggy's K-9 Playtime, Family First Credit Union, Henry Schein Animal Health, Heritage Financial Services, JAMRO Auto Repair, Johnny's, Mattress Mania, Merzbach Law Office, Ralph Honda, Rochester Home Builders Association, Rural Metro, USA Payroll,

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. (Smith to Morrie Silver Way) 
  • Jay St. (Plymouth to Oak) 
  • Brown St. (State to Oak St.) 
  • Plymouth Ave. (Closed from Inner Loop toJay St. and from Broad to 
        Exchange Blvd,
    Open southbound from Inner Loop to Main St.) 
  • Spring St. (at Plymouth) 
  • Atkinson (at Plymouth) 
  • Exchange Blvd. (Main St. to Ford St.) 
  • Troup St. (Plymouth to Exchange) 
  • Court St. (South Ave. to Exchange) 
  • Broad St. (Exchange to Plymouth Ave.) 
  • Main St. (State St. to Plymouth Ave.) 
  • Fitzhugh St. (Main to Church St.) 
  • Fitzhugh St. (Troup to Plymouth) 

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, bananas, nutrition bars.

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

Vendor Information:

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


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