The Fun and Fast 10K, 5K and 1-mile races start and finish at the Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital's brand new facility in Brunswick Forest The Hound Hustle 10K starts 5 minutes before the 5K so that 10K runners run unimpeded by pooches. Both the 10K & 5K travel through the beautiful areas of the neighborhood on paved running trails, sidewalks and streets with little traffic. The 1-mile Trot with Spot is an out and back that starts 20 minutes before the 10K so you could do the 1-mile with your dog and then run the 5k or 10k afterwards - or not. Post race party/awards ceremony will include several pet related vendors/sponsors, good snacks and beverages.
Registration opens January 2015
Registration will be held Saturday April 11th, along with packet pickup, at New Balance in Mayfaire near Harris Teeter from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Then again at Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. See the link below to the Vet Hospital. A friend may pickup your packet.
Race morning there will be registration starts at 6:15 am at the Vet Hospital, as well as packet pickup.
10K Walk or Walk/Run starts at 7:40 am.
This start time is designed for athletes doing greater than a 1:05 10K. Early starters receive the same shirts, same chance for age group awards and run the same course as 8:00 am 10K start athletes. You will earn it!
3-Race Series: Visit this link for info about the Series. The Hound Hustle 10K is the first race of the series which includes the First Bank Oktoberfest 15K on September 27th and the Port City Orthopaedics Battleship Half Marathon on November 8, 2015.
NO DOG, NO PROBLEM!! Runners without dogs are welcome for sure in all races. The Hound Hustle 5K is well suited for runners and walkers with or without dogs, as is the 1-mile Trot with Spot. The 10K is primarily for runners but if your dog is fit and used to running 6.2 miles then they are certainly welcome to run with you. Note: Extreme caution is required while running with your well behaved dog.
The Hound Hustle 10K will start 5 minutes before the 5K. This will allow the 10K runners to start without any concerns for any dogs running in the 10K group since normally there are few if any pooches in the 10K. Read on for more info.
In the Hound Hustle 5K and 10K 1st, 2nd, 3rd M/F overall receive awards. Also, awards go 2-deep in 5-year age groups through 60+ in both races. There are no awards in the 1-mile Trot with Spot other than the reward you'll have while sharing a fun experience with your Best 4-legged Friend.
Saturday before the race at New Balance of Wilmington in Mayfaire Town Center near Harris Teeter from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Then at Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital 1513 Brunswick Village Blvd from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
There will be an award for the "couple" who most resemble each other - pet and owner, or vice versa. There also be an award for best dressed pet who participates in the race in any category and person with the best costume - this does not have to be pet related but that might be a good idea.....
Costome winners will be picked by the audience with the loudest cheers for the winners.
Micro-Chip Implanting on Race Morning
The great Staff of Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital will be doing ($30) Micro-Chip Implants for your pet on race day for all race participants. This is basically their cost for the actual chip so it's a very nice benefit for race participants. You'll have a much better chance of locating your best 4-legged friend in case they get lost and it's a quick, painless procedure.
Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital -
Tour Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital's state of the art facility on Saturday while you pick up your race packet. The Vets and staff at the Hospital are caring professionals and will treat your pet the way you would yourself. The facility is designed to take care of routine care/physicals all the way up to the most demanding surgeries and treatment options.
Other Great Sponsors
Splish Splash Dog Wash - They'll keep your best friend clean, happy and healthy. -
Pizzetta's Pizza in Leland and in Wilmington - Authentic Italian food, pizza and a full service wine and cocktail bar in an upscale setting with downhome prices.
Family Dog Naturals - Great nutritional products for dogs and cats, as well as supplies and gourmet treats.
State Farm Insurance - Agent Josh London provides unsurpassed customer service with a vast array of insurance products -
New Balance of Wilmington - the only American made running shoes. Check out their new location in Mayfaire Town Center for New Balance apparel and running/walking shoes.
Shoe Center with their new location in Brunswick Forest. They have a large variety of shoes of all types and can fit you with any type of shoe you need at great prices.
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