THE FAST & THE FURRIEST® Race and Pet Festival

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2023-06-03 at 8:00 AM to 2023-06-03 at 2:00 PM


Everyone’s favorite pet event will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023!  Join City of Rochester Animal Services and Verona Street Animal Society for the 17th annual The Fast & The Furriest® event that will feature a 10K & 5K race, dog walk and pet festival!  The pet festival will include live music, food trucks, sponsor giveaways, vendors, pet contests, local pet organizations and a variety of activities for you, your family and your pets. Come out and help us celebrate our love of animals and our city.

Go to to register for the races, dog walk, or learn more about the free pet festival. 


The event is located at Brown Square Park which is located right across the street from Rochester Animal Services, 184 Verona Street, Rochester NY 14608.  There is free parking (although donations are appreciated) in the Kodak / Carestream Lot D on the corner of Brown Street and Verona Street, with access from Oak Street.

Note: There will be road closures in the Brown Square Park Area and along the Race Routes. Be sure to review the road closures and if necessary, the alternate routes into the parking area.



10K race - $45 (registration ends June 3 at 8am)

5K race - $40 (registration ends June 3 at 8am)

Dog walk - $25 (registration ends June 3 at 11am)

Pet festival attendance - Free!

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