Hey, dog-lovers! Be sure to mark your calendars for April 27th and register today for the 2019 Greenville Humane Society Mutt Strut. This year’s pet-friendly fun run kicks off at 8:30 am at 550 South Main Street and will lead participants and their furry friends on a 2-mile scenic tour through Downtown Greenville.
When the race is over, stick around for the Mutt Market Festival and after party, which will take place on South Main Street between Army Navy Store and Mary’s Cottage. The festival will feature live entertainment, sponsor tent giveaways, face painting, and free pizza from Papa John’s, presenting sponsor.
Awards and prizes will also be presented to winning teams and individuals for different achievements. The award categories are:
- Top Dog Fundraiser: Top individual fundraiser
- Proudest Pack: Top fundraising team
- Best in Show—Mutt & Master: First overall male & female finisher with a dog
- Best in Show: First overall male & female finisher without a dog
- Leader of the Pack: First male & female finishers per age group
The team that wins the Proudest Pack will receive a pizza party, courtesy of Papa John’s. In order to qualify, all team donations must be submitted at the registration tent by 8:30 AM on the day of the race.
All proceeds from the day’s event will go to benefit the Greenville Humane Society and will support the care and treatment of homeless pets.
Rules for Mutts and Participants
All dogs are welcome to the event, so long as they are people/pet-friendly, older than 6 months, and up to date on all vaccines. A dog is not required for anyone to participate, however. Considering the high number of dogs involved, it is preferred that your pet is spayed and neutered.
Leashes are absolutely required at all times and dogs must be kept under supervision throughout the entirety of the event. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their dog, so please be sure to bring your own clean-up bags or get one from a volunteer before the race begins.
Online registration closes on April 24th, 2019 at midnight. No teams will be allowed to register after this date. However, individuals will still have two ways to register: in-person at the Greenville Humane Society or on the day of the race between 7:00 am & 8:00 am. After online registration closes, fees increase to $40.00.
If you have other questions about the event, visit the Mutt Strut website for FAQs and additional information.
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While You’re In South Carolina
While you’re strutting around Greenville with your best mutt, take a quick detour down to Bradshaw Automotive Group in Greer. We’re less than a half-hour south of the event, and we feature a premier line-up of Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick vehicles. With flexible financing, monthly deals, and an expert customer service staff, we’re ready to find the perfect ride for you and your furry friend.
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