Mutt Strut

 

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The 8th Annual Mutt Strut Presented by Veterinary Eye Care in Memory of Christopher Nelms is set for Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the UAB Campus Green. This year's race is gearing up to be the best year yet! Want a race bag with swag for days? Want to get your family and friends involved in cheering you on while you and your pup run to support Hand in Paw? There is a new peer-to-peer fundraising component to help you do just that! Basically, this year's Mutt Strut is going to have your pup as excited as that one time he chased his tail a little too long!

 

Support Hand in Paw by registering to run/walk, join a team, or become a sponsor!

 

Date:
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Registration: 7am-8:30am
5K Start Time: 9am
1 Mile Start Time: 9:30am

*Early packet pick-up will be available Thursday and Friday, April 13th and 14th at lululemon athletica from 10am-6pm.
214 Summit Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 977-3643

 

Location:

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Campus Green
1505 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294

 

Pricing:

5k with dog: $30.00
5k without dog: $25.00
1 Mile with dog: $25.00
1 Mile without dog: $20.00
Sleep In!: $15.00 (Don't want to run? Still want to donate? Sleep In! You will still receive a race packet with a t-shirt!)

Mutt Strut t-shirts will be available while supplies last, and every runner with a dog will receive a bandana.

Please note that your registration fee is non-refundable.

 

Fun things about Mutt Strut:

  • Support Hand in Paw
  • Get exercise
  • Get an awesome swag bag filled with goodies and dog items
  • Spend the day with your dog
  • Great family-friendly event
  • Receive a Mutt Strut T-Shirt
  • If you participate with your dog, they will receive a run scarf
  • Visit local vendors
  • Enjoy an awesome after party at Good People Brewing Co.

 

Prize Categories:

- Top Fundraising Individual

- Top Fundraising Team

- Fastest Dog (5K)

- Slowest Dog (Overall)

- Fastest Human (male and female)

- Best Human Costume

- Best Human + Dog Duo Costume

- Best Race Team Spirit

 

 

Team Information

 

Create a team! Get together 2 or more individuals. Team members can consist of family, friends, co-workers, classmates, athletes or anyone else you can recruit. Team members can be any combination of runners, walkers and/or kids.

 Team Packet Pick-Up Process


Each team member will be responsible for picking up their own race packet during packet pick-up unless the Team Captain requests a Team Pick-Up which is described below. Team pick-ups will only be allowed at early packet pick-up on Thursday and Friday, April 14th and 15th. NO team pick-ups will be allowed on Race Day.

  • To request a Team Pick Up, Team Captains must do the following:
    Send an email with your name, your team name, the names of Team Members for whom you will pick up packets to paige@handinpaw.org . Bring a list of all Team Members for whom you are picking up packets to lululemon athletica with you. You must send an email to arrange this by Wednesday, April 13th.
  • Team Photos On Race Morning
    Celebrate your team’s accomplishments in supporting Hand in Paw. Team photos will be taken at the photo zone near the race start/finish. Check the event map in your race packet for this location.
  • Additional Team Captain Information
    Be a leader, be a Team Captain! The role of Team Captain is very important in organizing a team. Listed below is an outline of the roles and responsibilities of the Team Captain:

* Make sure to fill out all the information about your team correctly
* Encourage everyone to fundraise for Hand in Paw
* Communicate important race information to your team
* Have fun!

  

Become a Sponsor

Click here to Sponsor Mutt Strut 2017!

 
 
 
   
     
     

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities
Title Sponsor $5,000

  • The event will be recognized as Mutt Strut, Presented by “Your company” for all promotional materials and on the front of the event t-shirt
  • Banner at the start/finish line
  • 2 race teams of 5 participants
  • Recognition on event website with a direct link to your company’s website
  • Recognition in e-blasts and all forms of social media
  • Recognition in our semi-annual newsletter that reaches approximately 4,000+ households
  • One coupon/promo item in the race goodie bag
  • VIP placement with one table and tent in the Mutt Strut Village
  • Logo on 2 center panels of start/finish archway

Gold Sponsor $2,500

  • Name on the back of event t-shirt (must receive payment and logo by 3/17/17 to ensure this sponsor perk)
  • Prominent signage at event (mile markers, water stations, etc.)
  • Race team of 5 participants
  • Recognition on event website
  • Recognition in e-blasts and all forms of social media
  • Recognition in our semi-annual newsletter that reaches approximately 4,000+ households
  • One coupon/promo item in the race goodie bag
  • Booth space at the race

Silver Sponsor $1,000

  • Name on the back of event t-shirt (must receive payment and logo by 3/17/17 to ensure this sponsor perk)
  • Race team of 5 participants
  • Recognition on event website and all forms of social media
  • One coupon/promo item in the race goodie bag
  • Booth space at the race

Bronze Sponsor $500

  • Recognition on event website and all forms of social media
  • One coupon/promo item in the race goodie bag
  • Booth space at the race

Vendor Fee $100

  • Booth space at the race
  • for more vendor/sponsor information please contact paige@handinpaw.org