Mutt Strut 5K


April 15, 2017 at 9:00am
UAB Campus Green map1501 University BlvdBirmingham, AL 35233


Event Details

The 8th Annual Mutt Strut Presented by Vet 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!

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Day-of registration/packet pick-up: 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, 2016 at lululemon athletica from 10am-6pm.
214 Summit Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 977-3643

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 

All registrants will receive a t-shirt, swag bag, and if registered with a dog, a dog bandana. 

Can't attend but want to help? Register and select the "Sleep In!" option to create a fundraising page and collect lifesaving donations.

Please note that your registration fee is non-refundable.

Every Mutt Strut registrant receives a personalized fundraising page. Set a goal, then get started raising funds to help bring more animal-assisted therapy to those in-need! Your registration fee acts as a kickoff donation to your page. Ask family, friends, and colleagues to support your efforts in supporting Hand in Paw.


Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Fastest Dog (5K)
  • Slowest Dog (Overall)
  • Fastest Human (male and female)
  • Top Individual Fundraiser
  • Top Team Fundraiser
  • Best Human Costume
  • Best Human + Dog Duo Costume
  • Best Team Costume

  • Support Hand in Paw
  • Fundraise for a great cause
  • 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 Company

Come party with us at Good People Brewing Company after the race! After party starts at 10am and ends whenever you think you and your pup need to go home and kick your feet and paws up!

  • Food trucks: Eugene's Hot Chicken and Hot Tag
  • Live Music


Register Today

As part of this event, you will receive a personal fundraising page when you register.

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