May 13, 2013
This year, Larimer Humane Society will be hosting our 23rd Annual Fire Hydrant 5, 5K Walk/Run and Pet Expo at Edora Park on Saturday, June 8th. This important Fort Collins event is the community’s largest outdoor fundraiser for homeless pets in northern Colorado. We’d love for you to join us as we lace up our running shoes, leash-up Fido, and raise money and awareness for the stray, orphaned, and injured animals we care for!
While many Fort Collins 5K walk/runs ask you to leave your pooch at home, the Fire Hydrant 5 encourages you to bring your furry friends along. This year we are expecting over 850 participants and 600 dogs with the hopes of raising more than $72,000 for the animals in need.
Not only is Fire Hydrant 5 one of the most affordable Fort Collins races, but we also like to think it’s one of the most fun! Along with this Fort Collins 5K is a Pet Expo, featuring fun activities for the whole family including the Second Chance Dog Show with contests like the Skippy Scarfdown, Frankfurter Face Flop, and Doggie Dopplegangers, plus Fido photos, paw painting, and over 60 pet- and family-friendly vendor booths.
How to get involved:
Pre-registration for the event will run through June 6th, and is $30.00 for all ages. Event day registration will open at 7:30am at Edora Park and is $35.00. Register online or by calling (970) 530-2945 to request a registration packet be mailed to you. The first 850 registered participants for this Fort Collins 5K will receive a commemorative event t-shirt, plus a goodie bag filled with coupons and gifts from our sponsors.
If you have co-workers or friends also interested in participating in Fire Hydrant 5, consider forming a team! Individuals registering on a team receive a $5.00 discount on their registration fee, bringing the total cost to participate down to just $25.00 per person. Teams must consist of 5 or more (human) participants, and can work together to earn great prizes and awards for categories including Largest Team, Highest Pledge-Raising Team, and Best Dressed Team.
Raise Pledges to Help the Animals!
Unlike many other Colorado races, the Fire Hydrant 5 offers participants the opportunity to raise pledges and earn great prizes. Ask your friends, family, or colleagues to support your fundraising efforts, and you’ll be rewarded with gifts ranging from a carabiner flashlight to commemorative Fire Hydrant 5 logo wear. Each Fire Hydrant 5 participant will have access to their own customizable fundraising webpage for the event where you can collect donations, email friends and family, and post photos and stories of the animals that have inspired your life!
We know there are many events in Fort Collins this summer, and we hope you’ll consider adding Larimer Humane Society’s Fire Hydrant 5 to your list to attend!