Register for the 2019 Chase Your Tail 5k

On Sunday, October 13 One of a Kind Pet Rescue will be putting on Chase Your Tail with a 5k Run/Walk & 5K Competitive Walk nearly half waterfront on the Towpath and timed by EnMotive Ohio as part of the Ohio Challenge Series.  We also have a 1 Mile Walk "Doggie Dash" (Untimed Event).  You are permitted to bring your dog on a leash for all events!

The race is on the roads and Towpath, and begins and ends at Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W Crosier St, Akron, OH 44311.  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.  Donations can also be given by going to this link fundraiser page, donations can also be made through the registration process.

Packet pick up is on race-day only, beginning at 7:30 AM.  5K Run/Walk & 5K Competitive Walk events start at 9:00 AM!  The 1 Mile Walk "Doggie Dash" (Untimed) event starts at 9:10 AM!

All preregistered 5K Participants will receive a technical T-shirt (short or long sleeve), finisher medal, and goodie bag.  Limited amounts will be available race-day so please preregister. 

Awards for 5K Run/Walk will be given to the top 3 male and female 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. 
Fastest Team for 5K Run/Walk (Minimum of 3 members, no maximum) All team members will be recorded individually with the 3 fastest times averaged to determine the winning team.

Awards for 5K Competitive Walk will be given to top 3 male and female finishers.

Awards for 1 Mile Walk "Doggie Dash" will be given to top 3 finishers.

Award for Team Fundraising: A trophy will be presented to the team with the highest fundraising total (no limit on number of team participants).

Can't make it in person? Do the Virtual 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 an event t-shirt and finisher's medal.  The items will be mailed out by November!

If you would like to volunteer at our event please sign up under this link volunteer section.

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Price for 5K Run/Walk, 5K Competitive Walking, and 1 Mile Walk "Doggie Dash" will increase in 2 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.