Furry Skurry

The Furry Skurry 5K  is a fun-filled day for runners, walkers and pet lovers! Join us for the 32nd annual Furry Skurry 5K on Saturday, May 20, 2023. This event is the largest animal event in the Miami Valley! It has also been voted as the Best Charitable Race by Dayton Magazine for more than five years and has also been named named Best Festival by Dayton Magazine!

We like to think that every single one of you has a little superhero inside of them. This is why we love to celebrate all of you – the superheroes who through your support help to save the lives of thousands of animals every year at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

This year, we are excited to be at a new location and will be bringing some great things to the event! In addition to the 5K race and 1-mile walk that kick off the festivities, this event also includes tons of fantastic activities including: 

  • Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Wine and Beer in our Beverage Tent
  • VIPP Amenities including an Open Bar, Premium Parking, VIPP sWag bag, Premium food and much more!
  • Dog Bone Bar
  • Pet Costume Contest
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Food Trucks and Treats
  • Face Painting
  • Giant Jenga
  • Rainbow Bridge Memorial Garden
  • And So Much More!

Become a VIPP During the Event

VIPPs are our Very Important People and Pets! By being a VIPP you get lots of perks including participation in the 5K or 1-mile course (as an individual or as part of a team). All the features of General Admission tickets as well as a private check-in registration area, VIPP sWag bags with extra goodies and specialized parking close to all the action. They also receive wristbands giving them access to an open bar and our VIPP tent. Inside the VIPP tent they will get complimentary food, a wait-staff to serve you drinks so you don’t have to stand in lines at the bar. You also get additional seating and so much more!

How to Register

Registration for this event will be open very soon! For more information until then, contact Lauren Boone at lboone@hsdayton.org.

Want to Become a Sponsor?

Want to receive exposure to tens of thousands of people reaching multiple advertising platforms? Consider sponsoring our event! We have many amazing opportunities for companies to get involved and show their support for the animals in our community. Contact Ashley Schmitt at aschmitt@hsdayton.org or call (937) 262-5922 for more information.

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