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Are ready to join Rucker Pet Supply 

at the 2nd annual Ruff & Tuff Festival & 5K?

All the festivities are taking place at North Forsyth High School.  The 5K will start at 9:00 am, and the festival will be in full swing by 10:00 am.  


For the 5K we'll have Awesome long sleeve race shirts, awards to the overall winners & 5 year age groups.  We'll even have awards for the fastest dogs.


The fun doesn't end when you cross the finish line...there's loads of stuff at the festival too.  Bounce houses, frisbee dogs, Forsyth County Sheriff Dept. K-9s, food trucks, Music & Entertainment.

Registration fees

5K Closed

Put your feet on the ground at the event and race, run, or walk

  1. $27.00
    May 25 - Nov 10

Virtual 5K Closed

If you can't make it, but want to support the cause, or just think the shirt is awesome...this is for you

  1. $27.00
    May 25 - Nov 10

Fun Run Closed

Not up for the entire 5K...still want a shirt

  1. $17.00
    May 25 - Nov 10

Tot Trot Closed

This is for the little guys...3 yrs and'll be about 50 yrds

  1. Free
    May 25 - Nov 10

Entry Fee & Registration

Regular Entry Fee

  • 5K...$27
  • Virtual 5K...$27
  • Fun Run...$17
  • Tot Trot...Free (no shirt)

Race Day Registration

  • 5K...$32
  • Fun Run...$22
  • Tot Trot...Free (no shirt)

Entry includes

  • Finisher medal for all 5K participants
  • Race shirt for all Fun Run & 5K participants (guaranteed if you register by 11/4, afterwards shirts will be available while supplies last)

  • Dogs & Strollers are welcome

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from the event are going to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and their K9 Unit

Packet Pickup

We have several Bib/Packet pickup options available for you.

1.  Bib Mail Out...for $2 you can have your bib mailed straight to your front door.  We'll be sending them out on Monday of race week, and you can sleep in a few extra minutes on race morning...just show up with enough time to get in the start coral.  Once you finish, you can pick up your shirt and any goodies that might also be included.


2.  Early Packet pickup We'll have packet pickup available at Rucker on Friday 11/9 starting at 4:00 pm...This will be your chance to get your swag before the race.


3.  Race Day Pickup...Check in opens at 8:00 am on race morning.  Be sure to arrive closer to 8:00 am than 9:00 am.  We'll get you your bib, and then after you cross the finish line you can get your shirt and any goodies.


Virtual Race Option

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?

or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"

Then the virtual race is for you.

Here's how it works:

1. Register for the Virtual division & Start Training
2. The week of the event you'll receive your bib via email
3. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time
4. Submit your race time by end of race day
5. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online
6. Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures.
7. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts, medals, and Keepsake Bibs; and put them in the mail.

Groups & Teams

Grab your friends, family, or co-workers and participate as a can score a great discount, and nothing will replace the additional fun.

If you come out with a bunch of your friends...We've got some great discounts for you too.

5+...Save 10%

 11+…Save 15%

 21+…Save 20%

 51+…Save 25%

 100+…Save 30%


Awards & Goodies

All finishers recieve a custom Finisher Awards

Great custom award medals to:

  • Overall M/F 
  • Masters M/F (40+)
  • Overall Grand Master M/F (50+)
  • Overall Sr. Master M/F (60+)
  • Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year M/F age groups 10 & under through 75+ will earn awards.


Super tech shirts to all participants registered by 11/5.  All registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last.

Swag & additional merchandise

We've planned on getting everyone a great tech shirt...but you've got some options.

  • Upgrade to a long sleeve
  • Add a Hoodie
  • Add a Race hat
  • Get your pooch an amazing jersy

Looking for an awesome shirt/jersey for your pooch?  

You can order them their own race jersey when you register for the event.


Course & Timing

Awesome fairly Flat & Fast course through the area surrounding North Forsyth High's a link:

We're chip timing the start & finish, and we'll have live scrolling results.

Five Star 5K Champ & Turkey Trot

All registrations are final...Sorry, but there are no refunds, transfers, or deferements.

  • All participants will receive FREE entry into the 2017 Five Star Turkey Trot. 


  • Top finishers will also earn a qualifying spot in the Five Star 5K Championships. 


See for full details.

Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

  • Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.
  • The event will go on as scheduled rain or shine.  We're sorry but all registrations are final...there are no refunds, transfers or deferments.

Event Schedule

  • November 4 11:59 PM EST - Deadline for Guaranteed Shirt in your size

  • November 9 4:00 PM EST - Early Packet Pickup at Rucker Pet Supply

  • November 10 8:00 AM EST - Race day pickup & registration

  • November 10 9:00 AM EST - 5K Starts

  • November 10 10:00 AM EST - Fun Run Starts

  • November 10 10:15 AM EST - Tot Trot Starts

Contact Information

Event Location

North Forsyth High School, Coal Mountain Drive, Cumming, GA, United States

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