Join us for the 2017 WillaMutt Strut 5K & Fun Run/Walk

WillaMutt StrutGrab your tennis shoes (and leash) because Willamette Humane Society is hosting its annual WillaMutt Strut on June 4, 2017. Take part in the full 5K (run and walk) or The Strut, a shorter (less than 1K) walk, and then join us for food, brews, music, dog training demonstrations, and more—all to support local pets in need. Don’t worry about your time. This is a FUN run.

Individual registration is $30 (through May 26; $35 after), which includes admission to the race and a race t-shirt. Please note that while we do accept day-of registration, a t-shirt and size selection is not guaranteed. Check-in for the race begins at 9:00 a.m., and the race will begin at 10:30 a.m. The 5K course will take you around Riverfront Park, across the walking bridge, and through Wallace Marine Park. The Strut (less than 1K) is around Riverfront Park.

This is a family-friendly, group-friendly, and dog-friendly event! Have a young animal lover attending the event with you? Receive free admission for children (ages 12 and under) with an adult registration! Youth registrations do not include a t-shirt, but they are available for just $10.00.

Full Event Schedule: 

9:00—Check-in and vendors open. Dog dancing by Creative Paws. Please note: all demos will be inside the fence in the center of the booths.

9:15—Adoptable Dogs Parade

9:30—Salem Police Department K9 Demo with Officer Matt Gill and K9 officer Jake

10:00—WillaMutt Contest: Is your pup the muttiest around? Winner receives a marble plaque, handmade cape, and gets to lead the walk or run.

10:30—5K Run starts

10:40—5K Walk and 1K Walk (The Strut) starts

11:30—Door prize winners announced: Enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Gallagher’s Fitness Resources or a $100 gift certificate to Wilco at the DLH Screenprinting tent on the North side of the vendor circle. Must be present to win.

11:50—Winner of two tickets to Bowser’s Boo Bash announced! Capitol Subaru wants to send you to THE Halloween party in Salem, Willamette Humane Society’s Bowser’ Boo Bash on Saturday, October 28th. Enter to win at the Capitol Subaru tent next to the start/finish line. Must be present to win.

11:50—My Dog Will Eat That contest – Will your dog eat anything? Test that theory and win bragging rights.