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Roanoke Valley SPCA Tail Chaser 5k

“Lace up your running shoes, grab the leash and get ready for the 4th Annual Tail Chaser 5K at Wasena, Smith and Vic Thomas parks along the Roanoke Greenway. This race is one of the first spring races in Roanoke and an annual family and community event and the only race that allows you to participate with your pet. Following the race is a fun family festival with canine demonstrations, vendors and band.  

To register visit our registration page.   Early bird registration is available before March 11th, don’t miss out on these discounts and guaranteed race t-shirts.   Canine companions are invited to participate in this unique race.  The first 150 dogs registered will receive a bandanna, compliments of WSLS.” 

- Early Bird Registration fees (by March 11th) - $25 per person (run or walk), additional $5 for canine companion

- Registration fees (March 12th - March 23rd) - $30 per person (run or walk), additional $10 for canine companion

- Day of Registration fees (March 25 - 26th) - $35 per person (run or walk), additional $15 for canine companion

Online Registration Closes at 11:59pm on March 22, 2016!

Race Information:

5K route - Wasena Park through Smith Park to River's Edge and back

1 Mile - Wasena Park to Vic Thomas Park and back

 Run begins at 10am (day of Registration & Packet Pick up will be from 8:30am - 9:45am)

Packet Pick up and Registration on FRIDAY night will be at Fleet Feet Sports from 4pm to 7pm.

Dog Walk begins at 10:15am

Registration is required to participate in the Tail Chaser 5K &/or 1 Mile Black Dog Salvage Dog Walk

Prizes & Plaques will be awarded to top three Overall winners (both male & female), top three Master's Division (ages 40 & over - both male & female), as well as the top three in each age division (both male and female)!

Capable, well behaved, canine companions are welcome! Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided at check-in NO EXCEPTIONS! Please remember that dogs must remain on leash (no retractable leashes or strollers allowed) at all times and owner is responsible for cleaning up if nature calls.

Earlier Event: October 15
DogtoberFest 2015
Later Event: April 9
Woofstock Dog Festival