Seattle Animal Shelter’s Annual Furry 5K 2018

June 2018

GFS Events was once again contracted with the City of Seattle and Seattle Animal Shelter to manage and produce the 19th Annual Furry 5K. Each year, the Furry 5K attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by their four-legged companions. The race was followed by a Rainier Agility Team agility course and a Noseworks demo, with entertainment, festive music, awards and an interactive vendor area. GFS coordinated all aspects of the event including logistics, team captain recruitment, race logistics, social media, email marketing, sponsorship and vendor management and volunteer and staff coordination. We had over 1,800 runners accompanied with 1,000 furry companions attend the event to raise money for the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Help the Animals Fund.
Fun Fact
There was a man with an axe wandering the race route and we had to find him and get him off the course before anyone else found out!
Kara Main-Hester
Kelly Podoloff