Join us "for the love of the animals" on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 for the Furry 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run at Generations Park! This race will benefit FOTAS.
The Friends of the Animal Shelter – Aiken County (FOTAS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), volunteer organization created in 2009 to supplement the resources of the Aiken County Animal Shelter in the care of approximately 4800 homeless and abandoned animals consigned to its care each year. FOTAS is wholly funded by private donations. The mission of FOTAS is to support the Aiken County Animal Shelter by promoting animal welfare, responsible pet ownership, and the elimination of euthanasia of all adoptable animals. Before FOTAS was established, the County’s live release rate was only 9% but we are happy to say last year, 2018 year end status, it was 90% as a result of the efforts of FOTAS and its volunteers (total animals saved divided by total animals received). Despite this improvement, 90% is still unacceptably low. FOTAS will continue its efforts to improve that number and fulfill its mission to never have to euthanize another adoptable animal. Thank you to our title sponsor - SOUTH AIKEN PHYSICAL THERAPY!! We also want to thank another very generous sponsor - Lionel Smith LTD!
THERE WILL BE DOGS ON SITE FOR ADOPTION :-)!!! We will be taking food donations - dry and wet food for dogs and cats and toys!! If you bring your own furry friend to run with you, we will have dog treats for them as well. We encourage you to dress up your dog for the dog costume competition!! The winner will receive a gift card to Petco.
7:00-7:30am - Packet Pick-up and Registration
8:00am - 1-Mile Fun Run
8:30am - 5K
10:00am - 5K Awards
1-Mile Fun Run - $15.00 through September 14th and $20.00 after September 14th
This option is NOT officially timed.
5K - $25.00 through September 14th and $30.00 after September 14th
This is officially timed.
T-shirts will be available to participants who register on or before September 1st. T-shirts are not guaranteed to participants who register after September 1st. Extras will be ordered but will given out on a first come, first serve basis. Sizes include: YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL, AXXL.
The 1-Mile Fun Run will not be timed events, however, a clock will be displayed.
The 5K will be electronically timed by 2 Girls and a Clock, LLC.
The overall male and female will receive a medal along with the top three finishers in the following age categories: 12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69 and 70 and above.
The race will be held at Generations Park - 1596-1652 Columbia Hwy N, Aiken, SC 29801. It is a certified cross country trail course with packed dirt/sand and loose sand along course. Several inclines throughout course.
PACKET PICK UP AND LATE REGISTRATION:
Runners can pick up their race packet and register on Friday, September 17th at the Aiken County Animal Shelter on Wire Rd. from 5:00pm-7:00pm
You can register and pick up packets on race day from 7:00am - 7:30am. Registration will close promptly at 7:30am.
We accept cash, checks and credit.
Are strollers allowed? ONLY FOR THE 1-MILE FUN RUN. The 5K course is a trail course and it would be extremely difficult to navigate a stroller.
Are dogs allowed? YES as long as they are leashed and get along with other dogs.
Can I walk the event? YES
When and where are results posted? Results are posted on Runsignup.com and 2 Girls and a Clock Race and Timing Services Facebook Page within 24 hours of the event.