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2023 Chase Your Tail 5k

Volunteer for the 2023 Chase Your Tail 5k

On Sunday, October 15 One of a Kind Pet Rescue will be putting on Chase Your Tail with a 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk "Doggie Dash" (Untimed Event).  You are permitted to bring your dog on a leash for all events!  Those that can't participate can signup for the virtual race option.

The race is on the roads and Towpath with some of the course being on the waterfront on the Towpath.  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. 

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.

Schedule - Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W Crosier St, Akron, OH 44311
7:30 AM - Packet Pickup
9:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk Start
9:00 AM - 1 Mile Walk "Doggie Dash" Start (Will start shortly after the 5K Run/Walk)

Awards 5K Run/Walk
-Top 3 Male and Female
-Top 3 Males and 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.

Awards Team 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.
-Award will be presented to the team with the highest fundraising total

If you would like to volunteer at our event please sign up under this link volunteer section.
We offer a FREE Volunteer shirt to those who sign up to volunteer before October!  Don't miss out on this opportunity!

More information on One of a Kind Pet Rescue:
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Please Contact Tanya at MarketingDirector@OneOfAKindPets.com if you have any questions.

Assist in parking cars on event day at 7:00-9:30 AM.
Volunteer will walk around area between parking lot and registration building: greet folks coming from the parking lot, directing them to where they need to be and answer any questions on event day at 6:30-9:00 AM. You will be provided with a race info clipboard to help answer questions any runner or attendee may have. Once race has begun, you will move to the finish line area to direct runners to the food tables for their water and food.
Race day registration and packet pickup are processed on the computer, basic computer skill needed. All take place on event day at 7:00-9:30 AM. 4 - Packet Pickup 2 - Race Day Registrations
Handout of Goodie Bags/T-Shirt according to size on bib on event day at 7:00-9:30 AM.
Help monitor the course and direct the participates to ensure a safe/successful on event day at 8:00-10:30 AM.
Hand out water at the half way point (1.5 Mile) on event day at 8:00-10:30 AM.
The food/water will need to be replenished and handed out to the participates on event day at 8:30-10:30 AM. After runners/walkers are finished coming through, volunteers will consolidate leftover food/water and break down tables.
Volunteers will walk behind all runner/walkers picking up directional course signs/flags/cones on event day at 8:30-10:30 AM.