Furry 5K to Benefit Pet Therapy Program

Fitness Plus will host the fifth annual Furry 5K run and one-mile walk on Saturday, June 15, at Missouri Running Company, 1720 Kingsway Drive. Race day registration is from 7 to 7:45 am, and the race begins at 8 am.

A portion of the $20 registration fee will benefit Saint Francis Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehabilitation pet therapy program. While participants are invited to bring a furry friend, dogs are not required for participation. Registration forms may be completed at the Fitness Plus Service Desk or online at www.furry5k2013.eventbrite.com. Participants registered by June 3 are guaranteed a T-shirt and dog neckerchief. Participants who register after June 3 will have a $25 registration fee.

For safety reasons, the following are not allowed: retractable leashes, dogs younger than 6 months, leashes longer than 8 feet, female dogs in heat and aggressive dogs. All dogs must be on a leash at all times and must have current vaccinations. Participants are responsible for clean-up for their dogs and supplies will be provided in the race packet. For more information, contact Sandy Duncan, MSA, HFS, manager, health and wellness at Fitness Plus, at 573-331-5312.

Limited parking is available in the Saint Francis Immediate Convenient Care lot at the corner of Lexington and North Kingshighway. Access the trail behind it to get to Missouri Running Company.

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