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Strut Your Mutt 5K and 1 Mile Furry Scurry Live. Or not.

Dog lovers can choose to participate live or virtually in the 2021 version of the popular annual fundraising event from the Blue Ridge Humane Society (BRHS).


This year’s in-person strutters and scurriers will do so at the Bill Moore Community Park in Fletcher on Saturday, June 26, starting between 9 and 10:30am. Virtual participants will do so from a venue of their own choosing.


Both the 5K and the 1 Mile will be dog friendly, of course, as in the past. And doggie water stations will be set up at the start and finish to help keep all the four-legged participants fully hydrated. Those registering by midnight, Sunday, June 6 will be able to add on the comfy event T-shirt with the Strut logo. All registrants will receive a race swag bag, including extra treats, and custom race plaque. And all in-person human finishers will receive a Strut Your Mutt slate coaster. (In-puppy finishers will get congratulations, an “attaboy” or “attagirl” as appropriate, and a treat or five from the swag bag.)

The registration fee for in-person participation in either t


he 5K or the 1 Mile Furry Scurry will be $20 through Saturday, May 8, then $25 from May 9 through race day. The fee for virtual strutters or scurriers will be $35 regardless of when they register.


Strut Your Mutt is presented by Hunter Subaru, and sponsored by Roost Home Management, Blue Ridge Orthodontics, and WTZQ. Credit for this article’s accompanying photos of past Strut Your Mutt events goes to photographer Stephen Kindland.


Registration for the 2021 5K Mutt Strut and 1 Mile Furry Scurry is available at https://raceroster.com/events/2021/46411/strut-your-mutt.

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