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Flash Dash and Doggie Fest Return to Kent State Tuscarawas

/ September 7, 2024

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The event

Are you ready to strut your mutt for the 5K for K9s and you? Kent State Tuscarawas Alumni Association and Geib Funeral Home and Crematory are partnering for the Flash Dash 5K-9 run & .5-mile fun run/walk at the Tuscarawas campus, 330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia on Sat., Sept. 7! Participants can compete in a self-timed run or walk individually or bring your well-behaved dog to join you in the contests. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and race time is 10 a.m.

Two division options for the 5K run/walk include a runner-only division and a runner plus dog division.  The .5-mile fun run/walk is open for all, including your K9. All dogs must be leashed, vaccinated and tagged.

Pre-5K registration fee is $15 – $10 for students and alumni members. 5K entry fee the day of the race is $20. Preregistration deadline is August 30. The .5-mile fun run/walk registration is $15. All pre-registered participants will receive a free T-shirt.

Eventgoers and pets do not have to compete. The dog-friendly event also includes a Doggie Fest for the whole family, featuring:

  • Furry Paw Art,
  • K9 Judging Contest,
  • Puppy Photo Booth
  • Snacks
  • More tail-wagging activities followed by event awards

Proceeds support Kent State Tuscarawas Vet Tech scholarships.

“Dogs are family these days,” says Chad Conrad, director of philanthropy. “We want to bring together the love of pets and Kent State Tuscarawas for a dog-gone day of fun and Golden Eagles pride to help make the future brighter for our students.”

To register for the event, visit www.TuscUniversityFoundation.org. Contact Chad Conrad at 330.308.7445 or cconra1@kent.edu for questions, additional information or sponsorship details.