RHR's Furry & Four-Legged 4K Fun Run & Walk 2017

RHR's Furry & Four-Legged 4K Fun Run & Walk 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017  •  Pet Run

Catch us next year!


11:00AM Bib Pick-up
11:00AM Race Day Registration
12:00PM  Race starts
*Live Music & Beer/ Wine Garden Open at 12:00PM*
People & Pets Running for a Cause... helping the Pets of Valdez is why we run each year!!
RHR's Furry & Four-Legged 4K Fun Run & Walk is a simple 4K (2.5 mile) pet-friendly in-town race. We encourage everyone to bring their four-legged (or one-, two-, or three-legged!) friend along for the fun!! The whole reason we are running is to raise money for the Friends of the Valdez Animal Shelter, so why not have your furry companion join the cause?!
Don't particularily like running with animals?! That's OK... you don't HAVE to run/walk with a pet (but, come on... it's so much MORE fun that way!) You can choose to run/walk with no animal, but do understand you will be surrounded, at least we HOPE you'll be surrounded, by pets!
Join the fun, invite some friends, and PLEASE don't forget your pooch*!

*Per City Ordinances, all animals do need to be leashed.


412 Ferry Way, Valdez, AK 99686, Valdez, AK


Online registration is closed, please register at the event from 11:00- 11:45AM. (412 Ferry Way, Valdez, AK 99686)


The 4K (2.5 mile) course is paved, mostly flat (1 hill) and stroller friendly. You will experience breathtaking views of the Valdez Small Boat Harbor, a glimpse of our Duck Flats, and enjoy all the colorful surroundings of North Harbor Drive. 

Course will start & end at the RHR Music & Art Fest on the John Kelsey Dock Plaza.


Please follow designated signs for parking on the day of the race. We prefer racers and spectators to park in the North parking lot of the Kelsey Dock Uplands. 


1st & 2nd Place Pet
1st & 2nd Place Girls (age 5 & under)
1st & 2nd Place Boys (age 5& under)
1st & 2nd Place Girls (age 6-12)
1st & 2nd Place Boys (age 6-12)
1st & 2nd Place Women (age 13+)
1st & 2nd Place Men (age 13+)

*Winners will be announced during the music break at 5PM.*


If you have questions about the event or registration contact: Sarah Jorgenson-Owen

Email: xsjorgenson@gmail.com | Web: www.rhrmusicfest.com


This event is co-sponsored by the Valdez Parks & Recreation Department. We can't thank them enough for their continued support of this racing event each year! 

To learn more about Valdez Parks & Recreation, click HERE.
To find more Valdez Parks & Recreation special events, click HERE.


Have a few questions about this event? Check out these FAQ's....


1. Do I have to have a dog or pet?

Quick Answer: NO

Of course not! But, since we are raising money for the Friends of the Valdez Animal Shelter we thought, "hey, why not have a fun run that's about PETS?"... so we created this run. You can certainly participate sans-pet; but just know there will be plenty of pets participating. So those with severe animal allegeries may wanna pop a Benadryl before coming to the race. :-)

2. Do I have to RUN or WALK?

Quick Answer: NO

I know, I know... you had a blast the past few years blading and biking our Rock N Roll Races. So go ahead, strap on your rollerblades or oil the chains of your bike! We'd love you to blade, bike, run, walk, crawl, or skip your way down the course!! The main objective of this FUN run is for you to have FUN and to raise money for our four-legged, three-legged, two- and one- legged friends at the Valdez Animal Shelter. We don't care what mode of (manual) transportation you use; we just want to see you THERE!

Bikers, bladers, and anyone not running or walking, will not be timed or eligible to win a prize.

*If you are biking, you MUST wear a helmet. If you are blading or scooting, please wear appropriate safety gear; helmets are encouraged.

3. What are the prizes?

We love being crafty and unique. So this year's "Top Dog" prizes are just the kind of prize fitting for Man's Best Friend... gold & silver plated dog treat "medals". We'll be displaying a few pics on our FB page and website closer to the event day. 

...Didn't answer your question(s)? Then send Sarah, our Race Coordinator, your questions at xsjorgenson@gmail.com or PM us on the RHR Music Fest Facebook page


All Bib Pick-ups will be on-site on Race Day from 11:00-11:45AM. Please have your Photo ID handy and pick up your bib by 11:45AM, to ensure we start on time! We ask that all minors who participate have an adult with photo ID pick up their bib packet.


Any children riding in strollers are FREE!

All pets run for FREE!


• Make a $25 donation