Chamber adds Furry 5K & 1-Mile Family Dog Walk to August’s 2nd Fridays event

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CULLMAN – The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center’s #WoofLocal movement is ready to take the 2nd Fridays spotlight! Enjoy a night out in beautiful downtown Cullman and lap up our dog-friendly community by taking part in the inaugural Cullman Area 2nd Fridays Furry 5K and 1-Mile Family Dog Walk on Friday, Aug. 10. Both the 5K and 1-Mile Walk will start and finish at Depot Park. The 5K will also take runners around Cullman High School, by Stiefelmeyer Park and up Fourth Avenue Northwest back toward the event area.

Registration for the 5K is $20 and can be done at www.active.com/cullman-al/running/distance-running-races/cullman-area-2nd-fridays-furry- 5k-and-1-mile-family-dog-walk-2018. The price will increase to $25 the week of the event, starting Sunday, Aug. 5.

The first 100 to pre-register for the 5K will receive a “pup-tastic” race T-shirt. The first 10 male and female 5K finishers will receive a “pawsitively” awesome medal. Participants in the 5K are encouraged to run with their dogs, but it is not required.

All proceeds benefit the Wallace State Community College Cross Country program. Registration for the 1-Mile Family Dog Walk is free, but donations are encouraged and will be accepted at the event.

Schedule of Events

  • Packet Pick-Up: 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Depot Park
  • Furry 5K: 7:00 p.m.
  • 1-Mile Family Dog Walk: 7:15 p.m.
  • Awards: 8:15 p.m.

There will be one aid station — for pups and their human pals — near the midway point of the 5K. Water bowls and treats will be waiting at the finish line.

The party won’t stop after the race, either. There will be several other dog-related activities set up in Depot Park, as well as the usual slate of entertainment — live music, a car show, kids’ areas, a specially opened farmers market, shopping, dining, art, beverages and more — that’s quickly made 2nd Fridays one of Cullman County’s biggest summer hits!

For more information, check out the Active.com link above or contact the Cullman Chamber at 256-734- 0454 or info@cullmanchamber.org. Updates will also be posted to the “2nd Fridays Cullman” event Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.