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Events Fire Hydrant 5

Register for Fire Hydrant 5 Today!

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Larimer Humane Society is pleased to present the 24th Annual Fire Hydrant 5, 5K Walk/Run & Pet Expo at Edora Park, Fort Collins on Saturday, May 31! The event begins with a family-and dog-friendly 5K walk/run through Edora Park and its surrounding neighborhood, followed by the pet expo featuring over 60 booth venders catering to pet lovers, athletes, families, and more. Early bird registration is only $25 through April 25 and then the price goes up to $30 per individual.

The pet expo is also host to the 5K top finisher and top team awards as well as the popular pet contest showcase. Bark your calendars and join us for this exciting annual event to benefit homeless animals! For more information email our development team or call (970) 530-2948.



Healthy Kids Run Series

Fire Hydrant 5 is part of the 16th Annual "Healthy Kids Run Series" sponsored by Healthy Kids Club, University of Colorado Health.  The series includes nine events, each of which offers a free, non-competitive 1-mile fun run for kids ages 5-12.  Kiddos who enter four or more of the runs in the series earn prizes. You can download the "Healthy Kids Run Series" registration form and bring it with you or visit the University of Colorado Health tent at Fire Hydrant 5. The kid's run will begin at 10:00 a.m. To learn more, visit www.pvhs.org/healthykidsclub.


Can I Collect Donations?

Yes! Collect pledges now through June 30th and help us reach our fundraising goal of $76,000 for the homeless animals in our care.  Every donation you collect counts, and raising money has never been so easy through our event website

If you need assistance navigating the fundraising site, or if you would prefer a hard-copy pledge/donation form, please call (970) 530-2948 or contact our Development Team.  Ask your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to help you help the animals.

Pledge incentive prizes (outlined below) will be given to pledge-raisers for various levels of pledge amounts collected. The more money you raise, the more prizes you will receive!

Pledge forms may be mailed to Larimer Humane Society's Administrative Building - c/o Fire Hydrant 5 - 5137 S. College Avenue - Fort Collins, CO  80525 or dropped off at the same location Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 30th!

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Can I Bring My Dog?

Yes! Dogs are welcome at the event, but not required! Come alone or walk/run with your dog. All dogs participating in the walk/run must abide by the following guidelines:

  • They must be leashed at all times
  • They must be current on all required vaccinations and licensing
  • Please use a 6-foot or shorter, non-retractable leash
  • Poop bags will be available; please make sure to pick up after your dog
  • Aggressive dogs are kindly asked to stay at home


We need more than 100 volunteers to make sure Fire Hydrant 5 is a successful and organized event for our community. View the open positions and sign up to help make Fire Hydrant 5 Northern Colorado's favorite 5K! If you have any questions about volunteering for this event, contact Eva via email or by calling 970-226-3647 ext. 146.


Pet Expo Vendor Information

Interested in hosting a booth at the 24th Annual Fire Hydrant 5 Pet Expo?  Join our pet- and family-friendly Pet Expo at Edora Park on event-day, Saturday, May 31st and gain exposure for your business or organization!

Enjoy visiting with Fire Hydrant 5 participants (nearly 1,200 expected this year), spectators, volunteers, and other guests. 

Download the Fire Hydrant 5 Pet Expo brochure to learn more, or complete and return the Pet Expo Vendor Application to secure your spot today. The deadline for vendor participation is May 7th, but we do expect to sell out so reserve your booth space early!  For more information, contact our development team via email or call 970-530-2947. 

Fire Hydrant 5 Photos

Relive the fun through our Fire Hydrant 5 photos! View our Flickr page for thousands of photos of Fire Hydrant 5 and our other events.


Presenting Sponsor


Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Silver Weimaraner

Bronze Basset

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Advanced Animal Care of Colorado
Brittany Hull Photography
Burt's Logo Apparel
Creature Comforts Pet Retreat
Four Paws Pet Hotel & Resort and The Pet Wellness Clinic
Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists
Gallegos Sanitation & Gallegos Sustainable Innovations
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Horizon Organic
Houska Automotive
Mountain Kids
Peak Veterinary Specialists
Precious Memories Pet Cemetery & Crematory
Raintree Animal Hospital
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Six Dog T-Shirt Company
VCA Fort Collins Animal Hospital
VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado
YMCA of the Rockies
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