Independent Animal Rescue is hosting a special event called The Fast and Furriest Virtual 5K!

The Fast and Furriest Virtual 5K is about showing your support for IAR while completing your own personal 5K challenge. The 5K will offer a chance to get out and run, walk, or be creative in completing whatever “5K” you can dream of– 5 batches of cookies baked, 500 cartwheels performed, 5000 stitches knit, you name it — all to benefit animals in need.

This is a virtual event. Complete your 5K as an individual or a team while encouraging friends and family to sponsor or join you. Our goal is to raise $40,000 and we know we can achieve it with your help!

Ahead of the week-long 5K, we are hosting Fast and Furriest T-Shirt Design Contest! The contest is open to artists of all ages and the winning design will be featured on t-shirts distributed to 5K registrants.

You can learn more about and register for both the T-Shirt Design Contest and Virtual 5K on the official Fast and Furriest website.

  • Feb. 8: T-Shirt Design Contest begins and 5K registration opens.
  • Feb. 26: Design submission deadline.
  • March 1 – 6: Top 3 designs are released and open to public voting.
  • March 7: T-Shirt Design Contest Winner announced.
  • March 27 – April 3: Fast and Furriest Virtual 5K.