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Unleash the Fun: Join ECCHA for the Fido & Friends 5K 2024

Calling all pet lovers and fitness enthusiasts! Get ready to lace up your sneakers, leash up your furry friends, and join us for a tail-wagging good time at the Fido & Friends 5K in beautiful Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 18th, as we come together for a day of fun, fitness, and fundraising. 

What is Fido & Friends 5K?

The Fido & Friends 5K is a yearly fundraising event where pets and their humans can team up to make a difference. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, a casual walker, or somewhere in between, this event is for you. It’s a celebration of the special bond we share with our four-legged companions, all while supporting the Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA).

Why Should You Join Us?

  1. Fitness and Fun: Whether you’re running solo, jogging with your dog, or strolling with your family, there’s something for everyone at the Fido & Friends 5K.
  2. Bonding Time: Strengthen the bond with your furry friend as you explore new surroundings and meet new friends.
  3. Support a Worthy Cause: All registration fees, proceeds, and donations to this event support the Eau Claire County Humane Association, directly benefiting the local animal population in your community while they find their furever home.
  4. Prizes and Giveaways: Who doesn’t love a chance to win some awesome prizes? With raffle drawings, giveaways, and photo booth opportunities, there are plenty of ways to win at Fido & Friends.

How Can You Get Involved?

Participating in the Fido & Friends 5K is easy! Simply register online, then invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join your team or donate to the cause. Don’t forget — this is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year! We cannot do it without your generous help.

When is the 5K?

  • Date: Saturday, May 18th
  • Location: Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Time: Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Registration Fee: $35 per participant (register early to ensure you get a shirt)! Kids 12 and under are free! Purchase a kids’ tee in the storefront. 
  • Additional Information: Participants are encouraged to bring their leashed pets, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and come prepared for a fun day.

Let’s Make a Difference Together!

Join us as we come together to celebrate our love for pets and support our furry friends in need. Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat enthusiast, or simply someone who wants to make a difference, the Fido & Friends 5K is the place to be. Don’t miss out on this paws-itively amazing event – register today and unleash the fun!

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