Hundreds Attend Race To Support Animal Rescue And Education In Delaware

Hundreds of runners and their families enjoyed the Furry 5K at Glasgow Park on Saturday.

The 2019 Furry 5K & Furry Fun Day benefited animal rescue and education in Delaware, with all proceeds going toward improving the lives of animals in need in the community.

The recipients that benefited were the Brandywine Valley SPCA,  3 Palms Zoo and Education Center and  Senior Dog Haven and Hospice.

In addition to the race the SPCA was on hand with adoptable animals,  3 Palms Zoo brought out a goat and a large turtle, and the Newark Police K-9 unit held a demonstration

Runners and fans also enjoyed a pet psychic, food trucks, inflatables, yoga with puppies, vendors, and representatives from area rescues!

Edna Perrone with Walk the Dog Pet Accessories creates custom made collars, leashes, clothing and other items for all your furbaby needs!

Keith Miller from the Newark Charter School Running Club was first to cross the finish line with a time of 17:36.7.

ToriAnne Davies of Chesapeake City was the first woman to finish with a time of 23:36.2.

A full list of the race results can be viewed here.


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