Every pre-registered participant will get a t-shirt and "doggy bag." Water and refreshments will be provided for all participants. There will also be a low cost dog wash available after the races. Awards will be given to the first-, second- and third-place winners in the different age categories for the 5K run and to the winners of the different categories for the one mile Fun Run. Several local non-profit organizations will be present passing out information, and student clubs will be set up to sell different items such as water bottles, gourmet dog treats, bandanas.
To register, please go to http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu to download a registration form. You may also register on-site on the day of the run. The pre-registration fee for the 5K run and the one-mile Fun Run is $15 each, or $20 to participate in both races (pre-registration deadline is February 22). The registration fee after February 22 is $20 each for the 5K run and the Fun Run, or $25 for both races. If you pre-register, you can pick up your pre-race packet in the lobby of the School of Veterinary Medicine on March 2 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dog participants must be on a six-foot leash (not a retractable leash). Please do not bring female dogs if they are in heat. Dog participants must have proof of current vaccination and may be excluded if they are aggressive. No dogs will be allowed on the 5K course with competitive runners. Proceeds benefit the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.