1st Annual

The Fast and the Furriest

5K Walk/Run & Mutt Strut

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rogers Lakewood Park, Valparaiso

Our new 5k course is still in the mapping phase. This course is partially paved, partially wooded path with hills and obstacles. We hope to have a map for you by September 1st. Check back here for updates or check our Race Facebook page. 

Please be patient with us, on this first annual BARC Fast and the Furriest 5K Walk/Run & Mutt Strut.


Registration Fees until Sept. 20th at 4 p.m. CDT:

$25* with race shirt (shirt size guaranteed if registered by Sept 8th)

$20* without a race shirt

Race Day Registration: $30 (limited shirts and sizes)


Swag Bags for All Participants! (Each registered Mutt Strut dog also receive a bandanna if registered by Sept. 8th)

*plus sign up fee


Registration Begins at 7 a.m.

Race Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Refreshments available after 5K

Awards 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+


A one mile course laid out in ¼ mile increments

Mutt Strut begins at 10 a.m.

By participating in the Mutt Strut, 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.

Awards for the Mutt Strut are as follows:

  • Top Dog (distance)

  • Best Dressed

  • Biggest Dog

  • Tiniest Dog

  • Best Trick

  • Longest Tail

  • Shortest Tail

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






Begin Again Rescue Co.@2020 - all volunteer, foster based, 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue group

2700 Valparaiso Street, Box 1053. Valparaiso, IN 46383. beginagainrescueco@gmail.com