Register for the 2018 Chase Your Tail 5k

This event has three in-person options: a 5k run, and a 5K walk, nearly half waterfront on the Towpath, timed by RS Racing Systems as part of the Ohio Challenge Series, or a 1 mile non-timed walk.  You are permitted to bring your dog on a leash for all events.  It is on the roads and Towpath, and begins and ends at Summit Lake Community Center.  This is a very pretty and newer section of the Towpath, called The Divide, and takes you over the floating Towpath Trail across the middle of Summit Lake.  All event participants will receive a race t-shirt and finisher's medal. There is a virtual race option as well - participants will receive a race t-shirt and medal for participating. This event benefits One of A Kind Pet Rescue, a no-kill, no time-limit shelter whose mission is to save the lives of animals in imminent danger of euthanasia and enrich the lives of people through rescue, spaying/neutering, adoption, and advocacy on behalf of homeless pets.  Packet pick up is on race-day only, beginning at 7:30am.

All preregistered 5K runners will receive a technical T-shirt, finisher medal and goodie bag.  Limited amounts will be available race-day.  Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female 5K runners plus top three males & females in the following age groups:11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & older.

All preregistered 5K walker participants will receive a technical T-Shirtm finisher medal, and goodie bag.   Limited amounts will be available race-day.   Awards will be given to top 3 male and female finishers.

Can't make it in person? Do the race on your own time in your own location! Walk or run a distance of 5k between October 1st and October 14th, and you will receive from us (in the mail) an event t-shirt and finisher's medal.


Price for 5K Run (Dogs are Permitted), 5K Walk (Dogs are Permitted), and 1 mile non-timed walk "Doggie Dash" (Dogs Are Permitted) will increase in 5 months.
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I, the undersigned, realize that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity.  I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained.  I agree to abide by any decisions of a race official relative to safely completing the run.  I assume all risks associated in running this event, including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all such risks be known and approved by me.  Having read this waiver, and knowing these facts, and in consideration of you accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act in my behalf, waive and release the race committee, One of A Kind Pet Rescue, City of Akron, Ohio Challenge Series, RS Racing Systems, all sponsors, their representatives and successors, and all volunteers, from all claims of liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this event.  I hereby grant full permission to any or all of the foregoing to use my photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, recordings, and any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.  All race entries are non-refundable.  We reserve the right to reject entries.