Join FOSRAS "Friends of the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter" at the Heart & Sole 5K Run (sponsored by Somerset Veterinary Group) and 5K Walk (sponsored By Valkyrie Electric Motors)

 

 

 

Together, FOSRAS and SRAS work as a team to organize on-site and off-site adoption, fundraising events, volunteers, learning opportunities and so much more! This event is merely one of many that supports the shelter.  


Online registration is now closed. On site registration begins at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday October 9 at Duke Island Park.

Registration Fees

5K Run Closed

Child Under 12 Free with Registered Adult; Register Online by 9/19 to guarantee a shirt

5K Walk - Human Entry Closed

Child Under 12 Free with Registered Adult; Register Online by 9/19 to guarantee a shirt

5k Walk - Dog Entry Closed

Doggy Goody bags provided while supplies last

5K Walk - Human + 1 Dog Closed

Register Online by 9/19 to guarantee a shirt

5K Walk - Human + 2 Dogs Closed

Register Online by 9/19 to guarantee a shirt

Schedule of Events

On-Site Registration Open Day of Event

7:45 a.m. Check-in. -Registration for 5K Run (YOU CAN STILL SIGN-UP AT EVENT!!!!)

9:00 a.m. 5K Run begins

10:00 a.m. 5K Dog Walk begins -YOU CAN REGISTER ANY TIME DAY OF in person!!!!!!!

Activities:

9:00-12:40 p.m. – FOSRAS Photo Booth: Take an Autumn Pic with your 4 or 2 Legged Friends!

10:00-12:40 p.m. – Try It Agility Course
8:30-12:40 p.m. – Somerset Vet: Ask the Vet!!
9:00-12:40 p.m. – Henna for Hands
10:30 a.m.          – Melanie Dufford: Natural Solutions for Happy Pets
10:45 a.m.          – Patti Kerr: Author Magical Dogs
11:00 a.m.          – Adrienne Carson: Live and Learn Dogs (Bring your pup over!)
11:15 a.m.          – K9 Demo: Officer Daneker with K9 Partner Apex
11:30 a.m.          – Blessing of the Animals
11:40 a.m.          – Melanie Dufford: Natural Solutions for Happy Pets
12:00 p.m.          – Patti Kerr: Author Magical Dogs
12:15 p.m.          – Adrienne Carson: Live and Learn Dogs (Bring your pup over!)
12:30 p.m.          – K9 Demo: Officer Daneker with K9 Partner Apex
12:50 p.m.          – Raffle Winners Drawn: Valkyrie and Mohawk Canoe Prizes

Run/Walk Information

5K Race Information:

UPDATE: Pre-Registration ends at 9AM Saturday Oct 8th; On-site Registration/Check-in starts at 7:45AM and wraps up at 8:45AM.  See you there!

 9AM Start Time!  Rain or Shine! Pre-register $30, day of event $35.

The 5K Race is held on the flat, fast, USATF-NJ Certified Course at Duke Island Park.   Duke Island Park, Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ, United States

The Race will be professionally timed using RFID Chip Technology.

There will be Overall Winner Awards and Age Group Awards in 10 year age groups (19 & Under through 80+)

 

5K Dog Walk Information:

UPDATE: Pre-Registration ends at 9AM Saturday Oct 8th; On-site Registration/Check-in available at event.  See you there!

Flexible start between 10AM and 11:30AM! Pre-register $25, day of event $30.

The Dog walk is a family-friendly leisurely stroll with your best friend!  Kids under 12 walk free with a registered adult.  Registered dogs receive a doggy goody bag (while supplies last).  The walk is not timed or sanctioned.  

 

To ensure an enjoyable walk for 2 legged and 4 legged participants:

 

  • Please refrain from using Flexi leads, only 6’ leads or less allowed
  • All Dogs must be current on shots and no females in heat
  • Please do not bring pets whose behavior may endanger others

     (Event officials reserve the right to deny entry or excuse aggressive pets)


 

Post 5K Information:

The fun continues until 1PM

 

Enjoy a variety of vendors, exhibits and food trucks! 

Pets can get in on the fun at our Try It Agility Course!

Meet FOSRAS

 

The Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS), a 501(c)(3) corporation, is a volunteer group designed to support the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (SRAS). The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is a not-for-profit municipal organization that provides animal control services and cares for approximately 1,000 lost, abandoned and surrendered animals per year.

 

FOSRAS meets monthly at the Bridgewater Library, North Bridge St. and Vogt Drive. Meetings begin at 7 PM. Please join us — all are welcome!

The Shelter is Open for Adoptions Daily from 12pm – 4pm,
Wednesdays 12pm – 7pm

The shelter is looking for foster homes for puppies and kittens.
Please contact the shelter if you can help 908-725-0308.

Pledges

Request friends and family to sponsor your run or walk.  Participant with the highest amount of pledge funds ($) wins a $250 gift card; 2nd place will receive a $100 gift card!!

To receive credit for pledges collected, all walkers must turn in monies collected on the day of the walk. To receive credit for corporate gifts, matching gifts forms must be submitted on the day of the walk along with the registration form. Please make checks payable to Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.


FAQ's

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome to join the Walk ONLY. Dogs are not allowed on a sanctioned course so they cannot participate in the run.

NOTE: NO Flexi Leashes please.  We need to keep our 4 legged friends close by when there are so many good things going on!

Is the course sanctioned/certified?

Yes, the 5K course has been measured for accuracy, meets criteria for USATF distances, and is certified.  This ensures that each participant can reliably compare his or her performance to those of other 5K races and be eligible for potential records and rankings.

Do I have to pre-register? 

You are welcome to register on the day of the event.  Pre-Registration is not required.

Run: Pre-register $30, day of event $35.

Walk: Pre-register $25, day of event $30.

What if there is inclement weather?

The race will go on as scheduled, rain or shine.  Dress appropriately.  If lightning is in the area, the race will be called or delayed for the safety of the runners.  The race director reserves the right to cancel the race if it is deemed unsafe for participants and volunteers. No refunds will be given.

Will there be water stops?

Yes, there will be water stops along the course for walkers and runners.

Is this a closed course?

This is not a closed course. However, Park Rangers and Volunteers will be directing non-participating park visitors to an area away from the course  to protect runners and guide traffic accordingly.

Where do I park?

Park Rangers and Volunteers will direct you to the parking area.

Will the Walk take place at 10:00 a.m. if 5K Run participants are still out on the course?

Yes. Many of our 5K runners complete the course within an hour. This allows the opportunity to attend scheduled events/activities without having to wait hours for them to begin. 

Are there any Dog Safety Rules or Restrictions?

Please follow these Safety Rules:

-No Flexi leads, only 6’ leads or less – Dogs must be current on shots – No Dogs in Heat – Please do not bring pets whose behavior may endanger others.

-Event officials reserve the right to deny entry or excuse aggressive pets.”

Race Timing Provided By...

Event Schedule

  • October 9 7:45 AM EDT - Race Day On-Site Check-in/Registration begins

  • October 9 9:00 AM EDT - 5K Run Start

  • October 9 10:00 AM EDT - 5K Walk Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Duke Island Park, Old York Road, Bridgewater, NJ, United States

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