A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event
Recap on the Event:
The inaugural FURever Homes Race was a phenomenal success! To see dogs and their human companions walk and run at our event, all in the name of homeless pets; it took our breath away. More than $10,000 was raised to help create a kinder more compassionate community. We had 270 participants sign up, amazing sponsor booths, 15 event sponsors, exciting race results, awesome raffle prizes, and great community support.
It’s hard to describe the energy of this life-saving momentum, but to be part of a crowd who all share the same love of pets, this sense of community is priceless. We can’t wait to make this an annual event, and make next year’s FURever Homes Walk/Run bigger and better than ever!
Our homeless pets will enjoy the benefits of this event for quite some time and YOU made that possible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Want to read more about the event? CLICK HERE to read the Virginia Gazette article about the event!
Calling all animal lovers! The 1st annual FURever Homes 8K, 5k, and Pet Run is coming up! Join us on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, VA for a PAW-some event to support local homeless pets in need. This event is for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. There will be an 8k, 5k, and 1-mile run/walk. All proceeds will benefit Heritage Humane Society.
Don’t feel like running a 8k or 5k? Sign up for the 1-mile Fun Run (and Pet Run). This event is untimed and you can participate with your dog(s)! NOTE: all dogs attending the event MUST be on a leash (non-retractable only) at all times and must be current on all vaccinations.
We are also offering a VIRTUAL option! Sign up and have your race packet delivered to your home! YOU decide how you would like to participate in the race.
The course starts and ends at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, VA. The course will include sections of Greensprings Trail and the Capital Trail.
Community Vendor Fair
Adoptable dogs from Heritage Humane Society will be there
Schedule of Events:
Vendor Village opens at 7:30 AM
Race Welcome & Overview at 8:15 AM (at main stage)
1-mile Fun Run starts at 8:30 AM
Race Kick-off by HHS’s Executive Director, Kimberly Laska, and a special guest at 8:50 AM
8k starts at 9 AM
5k starts at 9:20 AM
Raffle Drawings & Awards Ceremony at 10:15 AM (at main stage)
All Registered Racers receive:
T-Shirt – Register by Oct 15 to guarantee a shirt
Coupons, information, and other swag from our sponsors
Drink ticket to Spoke & Art Provisions Co.
8k – awards to top 3 overall, top 3 in five-year age groups from 14-&-under thru 70-&-older
5k – Male/Female overall (no age group awards)
1-mile Fun Run (and Pet Run) – dog participation medals & overall M/F
Early Packet Pick-Up: TBA
Same-day packet pick-up opens at 8 AM on race day at the Registration Table. We will also be offering packet pick-up on Friday, Oct 23 from 2 pm – 6 pm at Heritage Humane Society located at 430 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, VA.
Spoke & Art Provisions Co. and Virginia Beer Company invite everyone to an AFTER PARTY! Come join us for a cold drink, come great food, live music, and great company. From 11 AM – 3 PM at Spoke & Art, located at 3449 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Don’t forget your drink ticket compliments of Virginia Beer Company!
We want to ensure that our attendees stay as safe as possible while enjoying the event. We will be strictly following the guidance from the CDC and our state and local officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19.