The Fast & The Furriest 2018 (past)

The Fast & The Furriest 2018

Last year was one of our biggest and most successful events ever and we hope to grow our event again this year! Join us on Saturday, June 2, 2018, for the 12th annual The Fast & The Furriest® Races, Dog Walk & Pet Fest. The event will feature live music, food trucks, sponsor giveaways, vendors, pet contests, 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.

The event is located at Rochester Animal Services, 184 Verona Street, Rochester NY 14608 and Brown Square Park, which is right across the street. 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.

Special Features for 2018

  • Rabies & DAPP Vaccinations (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Microchip Clinic (dogs and cats eligible)
  • Discounted pet adoptions at Rochester Animal Services ($10 cats and $20 dogs)
  • Food Truck Rodeo
  • Play Yard Demonstration
  • Rescue Groups on site

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

2018 Event Schedule

7:00 am        5K & 10K Race Registration opens

8:00 am        10K Race Start on Verona Street

8:15 am         5K Race Start on Verona Street, Travis Fitch performs

8:30 am         Dog Walk Registration opens, Face Painting, Bounce House, Fire Safety Table and Attendee Dog Agility Course open

9:00 am         Shelter opens, Vaccine and Microchip Clinic opens

9:45 am         10K and 5K Race Awards ceremony

10:30 am       Dog Walk Registration closes, Agility Course closes, Travis Fitch performs

11:00 am       Dog Walk begins in park

12:30 pm       Pet contests at stage, Canine Playgroup Demonstration begins, Face Painting and Bounce House close

1:00 pm         Winners of pet contests announced

1:15 pm         RAS alumni group photo at stage with FREE bandana

1:30 pm         Raffle drawing, more music, Clinic closes, Fire Safety Table closes and Play Yard Demo ends

2:00 pm         Event ends


June 2, 2018 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM (past)