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Furry Friends 5K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, May 31, 2014 / 9:00 am

Jefferson County Fair Park (South End)

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Now here's an event that is a true mix of a LOT of good stuff . . . a love for animals, the spirit of community support and encouragement of a healthy lifestyle for both humans and canines! It all began as an idea had by ten-year-old athlete Nora Wichman, who told us she "just wants to help animals." Well, since that's exactly what the HSJC does, we were delighted to hear about her idea of organizing a 5K!

Drumroll please . . . the HSJC is thrilled to announce its First Annual Furry Friends 5K, which will include separate waves for runners, walkers and owners who would like to compete with their dogs! It will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson and there will be plenty of fun on that day for both participants and spectators!

Activities on that day will include concessions, music, a silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and a costume contest for dogs!



Online registration is available up until 3:00 pm Thursday, May 29, 2014. Registration is $25 for children ages 11 and under and $35 for those ages 12 and older. Entry fee includes an official race t-shirt, swag bag, post-race snacks and beverages. T-shirts are NOT guaranteed after May 11, 2014.

Registrations may be completed online at https://register.itsracetime.com/Register/?event=24159.

In Person:

Cash or check is the preferred payment method for in person registrations. If you must pay with a credit or debit card, we are only able to accept Visa and Mastercard.

Friday, May 30, 2014
Jefferson High School
Commons Area
700 West Milwaukee Street
Jefferson, WI 53549
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday May 31, 2014
Jefferson County Fair Park
503 North Jackson Avenue
Jefferson, WI 53549
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Runners will be officially chip-timed and the "Top Male" and "Top Female" finishers will receive $25 gift cards courtesy of Performance Running Outfitters.

Early packet pick-up is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! You may do this between the hours of 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, in the Commons Area at Jefferson High School located at 700 West Milwaukee Street in Jefferson.

Event Day Schedule

Race Day Registration / Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Start of Race: 9:00 a.m.

Family friendly activities including a dog costume contest, silent auction and a 50-50 raffle will continue throughout the day up until 1:00 p.m.


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Results will be available online immediately after the race at http://www.ItsRaceTime.com/Results.aspx?ID=879

Parking & Entrance to the Jefferson County Fair Park

Entrance for FF5K is Gate 1 of the Jefferson County Fair Park located on North Jackson Street. There are other events happening at the JCFP on this day, so please plan your arrival accordingly. Parking will be available for the FF5K in the Special Events Parking area across from Gate 1 on Jackson Street. Parking will also be available inside of Gate 1. There will be volunteer staff available to help guide you to a parking spot.

Dog Costume Contest

The Dog Costume Contest will take place immediately following the Awards Ceremony in the Grandstand Area at approximately 11:00 a.m. There is no cost for your dog's participation in this contest, and registrations will be accepted on the day of this event between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. inside Gate 1 of the Jefferson County Fair Park.


Best Dog/Owner(s) Theme
Funniest Dog Costume
Best Canine Collaboration (two or more dogs with coordinating costumes)
Most Fabulous Dog Costume Ever!


Check out the Furry Friends 5K Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FurryFriends5khsjc.

Questions? Call the shelter at 920-674-2048 or send an email to: JeffersonFurryFriends@gmail.com.


We offer two paws up and a most joyous tail wag to the following businesses and individuals who have stepped forward as sponsors of this event:

Platinum Sponsors

Edgerton Pharmacy & Boutique

Nestle'-Purina PetCare

Modern Woodmen of America

Gold Sponsors

Brantmeier Law, LLC
Country Nurses, Inc.
Fort HealthCare
Jefferson Veterinary Clinic, S.C.
Kwik Trip, Inc. - Jefferson
Topel's Towing & Repair, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

American Family Insurance - Bradley J Glassel Agency, LLC
Fort Community Credit Union
Guld Construction, LLC
Jefferson Utilities
KE Cleaning
Norwex - Melissa Guld, Independent Consultant
Physique - Nicole Miller, Personal Trainer
Premier Bank - Fort Atkinson
Security Insurance Services, Inc.
The Hair Lounge

Fruit & Water Stand

Walgreens - Fort Atkinson

General Sponsors

Badger Bank
Crystal Farms
Frontier-Servco FS
J & L Tire, Inc.
Madison Square Tanning Salon
Midwest Electric, LLC
MK Cellular
River's Edge Meat Market & Catering
Rob's Performance Motorsports, LLC
Roots Salon - Brookfield
Spin City Laundry
The Drug Store/Mueller Drugs, Inc./Robert Niebler, R.Ph.
Tyranena Veterinary Clinic, LLC
William Mantz Farm

Products & Services

Mounds - Sun Prairie

In Kind Sponsors

Adidas Outlet Store of Johnson Creek
B. Kuhl Entertainment
Jefferson County Dog Park
Johnson Creek Chiropractic
Marcus Novak Photography
Performance Running Outfitters
Pick-n-Save - Fort Atkinson
Pick-n-Save - Watertown
Piggly Wiggly - Jefferson
Roots Salon - Brookfield
Tyranena Brewing Company

Thank you also to the individual donors who are assisting us in making this event a success!