Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, Somerset County, New Jersey, United States

Start Date

10/16/2022

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Activities: Running race, 5K

Join Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter as we come together IN PERSON to raise funds for the Cupid Fund. 

The Paws & Soles Saving Lives with Strides 5K Run/Walk is a major fundraiser for the Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS) and a wag of a great time! The annual event draws animal lovers from all over to share the day with and in honor of four-legged friends. In addition to the official 5K event, the day includes vendors, a K-9 demonstration, food, and of course, a chance to meet FURiends. 

The Cupid Fund

The Cupid Fund is a special fund dedicated to helping our shelter animals that are in need of extraordinary medical treatment. The fund provides care for any animal needing more than the the basics which include spay/neuter and vaccines. All medical tests, blood work, specialist consults, surgery, treatment of illnesses, etc. are paid for by donations to FOSRAS Cupid Fund. Please visit our website at: https://www.fosras.com

Race Details

Friends, participants, and canines will run/walk the flat trails and picturesque backdrop of the flat, fast, USATF-NJ Certified Course at Duke Island Park with an option for a one mile walk. There will be Overall Winner Awards and Age Group Awards. Walk or run with your dog! Dogs can join the race starting at 9:30 AM and are required to start at the back of the starting group behind the runners. Registered dogs receive a doggy goody bag (while supplies last). Please note children under 10 are free with registered adult.

Participants registered by September 15th are guaranteed a t-shirt. During registration there is an option to forgo the t-shirt. 

Day of registration: Run/Walk- $35 + $5/dog

To ensure an enjoyable walk for 2 legged and 4 legged participants:

  • Please refrain from using Flexi leads, only 6’ leads or less allowed
  • All Dogs must be current on shots and no females in heat
  • Please do not bring pets whose behavior may endanger others
  • Participants must clean up after their pet and provide appropriate feces collection bags for such use. 

Certified 5K Course Link:
https://www.certifiedroadraces.com/certificate/?type=l&id=NJ16520JHP

Event Schedule

8:30 AM Registration Opens
9:30 AM 5k Run Start
9:40 AM 5K Walk Start 
11:10 AM 5K Awards Ceremony and Doggy Costume Contest Winner Announcement  
11:30 AM K9 Demonstration
9:00-12:30 PM Vendors open

Vendors will be available until 12:30 PM

Awards

Overall 1st place 5k - Male & Female 
Overall 2nd place 5k - Male & Female 
Overall 3rd place 5k - Male & Female 

Age categories
Top 3 5k finishers, male & female in various age categories.

Race Bibs

We use Chronotrack RFID systems for chip timing. All awards will be calculated based on chip time, not gun time.

New Ways to Support and Thank the Shelter 

This year we are happy to have new ways to support and thank the shelter. 

Shelter Shoutout Signs $20/household 

Picture of SRAS rescue with pet name and year of adoption included on board at various tables and along course 

Shelter Shoutout $5/household

Shoutout thanking SRAS for helping you meet your FURever friend included in event program.  (50 word maximum)
Can add picture for an extra $2

Email heartandsole5knj@gmail.com to participate!

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Website

FOSRAS

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Giveaway(s): T-shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/19/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/15/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.75


  2. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/19/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/15/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.25


  3. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/19/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/15/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.25


  4. Activity Starts: - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens :
    Activity type:
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 5/19/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 10/15/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $5.00
      Processing fee : $2.00


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