‘fast and the Furriest’ Fun Run Sponsored by Veterinary Medicine Class of 2007 Helps Families Care for Furry Friends

Members of the community and their critters are invited to the ‘Fast and the Furriest’ 5K road race/1K fun run run on April 24 sponsored by Colorado State University’s Professional Veterinary Medicine Class of 2007 to benefit the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Companion Animal Care Fund. Check-in and registration begin at 8 a.m., the 5K run-walk begins at 9 a.m. and the 1K run-walk begins at 10 a.m.

The Companion Care Fund offers financial assistance to clients of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital who have an animal in need of emergency care and who otherwise would be unable to pay.

The 5K/1K run-walk will feature awards, a raffle, food, music and an expose of local businesses, veterinary clubs and various departments from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Demonstrations by the Colorado Disk Dogs and the Superfly All Stars also are scheduled.

The Professional Veterinary Medicine class of 2007 is seeking to pioneer an annual fundraiser to support the Companion Animal Care Fund that will bring animal lovers of all kinds together.

Participants can register in person at race headquarters, Runner’s Roost, 90 W. Drake, or at the Foot of the Rockies, 150 E. Harmony Road; online at www.active.com; and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 8, 15 and 22 at Colorado State’s Student Recreation Center.

Early registration is $20 for adults, $12 for children and children under 6 years old are free. Race day registration is $25 for adults, $12 for children and $20 with a valid Colorado State student ID card. Online fees include an online surcharge and are $25 for adults and $15 for kids until April 22.

For more information, contact the PVM class of 2007 at fast_furriest@hotmail.com.