JEFFERSON — Join the race to help homeless pets by registering for the Humane Society of Jefferson County’s seventh Annual Furry Friends 5k Run/Walk.

This family-friendly and dog-friendly event will take place on Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m. at the Jefferson County Fair Park.

Registration is easy. Visit furryfriends5k.org/register to sign up online or stop by the shelter to fill out a registration form. Registering early helps the Humane Society prepare for the event and also guarantees participants an awesome race day T-shirt and a swag bag full of goodies from the event sponsors.

Register before April 13 to take advantage of the early bird discount of $30 for ages 14 and up and $20 for ages 13 and under.

Hundreds of human participants and their canine companions have taken part in this race, providing the community with a healthy and fun event that gets bigger and better every year. The scenic, flat course ensures that first-time walkers and runners can participate comfortably alongside more serious runners.

Along with the race, the day will feature many area vendors, bobbing for tennis balls, concessions, a 50/50 raffle, music and more. Back again this year are “Flash Magnets,” which are photo magnets produced on-site and free of charge for participants to take home as a keepsake.

If looking for a day filled with excitement, fun, fellowship and lots of tail wagging, plan to take part in this year’s Furry Friends 5k on May 16. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Jefferson County, which has served the community for 96 years.

For more information, contact Taylor Marshall, community outreach coordinator, at (920) 674-2048.

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