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2nd Annual

The Fast and the Furriest

5K Run/Walk & 5K Dog Walk

with Virtual Option

Saturday, September 19, 2020

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rogers Lakewood Park, Valparaiso

This in person event will conform with CDC social distancing and safety guidelines and we will have a rolling start. This is a challenging course, partially paved, partially wooded path with hills and obstacles.

Or you can choose to participate in the Virtual option which can be done any time, any where through September 19th. Send us your results and we will post them on race day. Shirts can be picked up on race day or received by mail.


We hope to have a map for you by September 7th. Check back here for updates or check our Race Facebook page. 


Registration Fees until Sept. 18th at 4 p.m. CDT:

$25* with race shirt (shirt size and availability guaranteed if registered by Sept 4th)

$20* without a race shirt

$25* Virtual Option with a race shirt

 No on-site registration available. Swag Bags for Participants! (Each registered Dog Walker also receives a bandanna if registered by Sept. 4th)

*plus sign up fee   

Packet Pick up 

Race Packets can be picked up in advance on Thursday, September 17th and Friday, September 18th from 10AM-6PM at the Extra Mile Fitness Co., 1330 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN.  On-site packet pick up begins at 7AM race day.  Participants are expected to show up ready to run.


Registration Begins at 7 a.m.

Race Starts at 8:00 a.m.

Refreshments available after 5K

Awards based on start times for the 5K are as follows:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall Males and Females.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Males and Females in the following age groups:

  • 10 & under

  • 11-14

  • 15-19

  • 20-24

  • 25-29

  • 30-34

  • 35-39

  • 40-44

  • 45-49

  • 50-54

  • 55-59

  • 60-64

  • 64-69

  • 70+

5K Dog Walk

Dog Walk begins at 10 a.m.

By participating in the walk, each owner agrees to the following rules.

  • The entry fee covers one dog.

  • The dog handler must be 16 years of age or older. Only one dog allowed per handler.

  • All children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

  • All dogs must be current on vaccines and be on a standard (6 foot) leash. Retractable leashes are NOT allowed.

  • BARC reserves the right to prohibit participation of any dog displaying aggressive behavior towards people or dogs.

  • Participants must clean up after their dogs.

Begin Again Rescue Co. is 501 (c) 3 non profit dog rescue. All proceeds benefit the dogs in our care.

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