Mutt March Festival and 5K Returns This Month

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will host the twentieth annual festival and 5K race at its Palm City campus on March 23

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The Mutt March Festival begins with a walk of people and their pets
The Mutt March Festival begins with a walk of people and their pets.

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will host the Twentieth Annual Mutt March Festival and 5K Race on March 23. Previously held in Stuart, this year’s event will be held on the humane society’s Palm City campus (4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave.). The race starts at 9 a.m. and the festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The festival is the humane society’s largest community fundraiser and will be held rain or shine. It is free to attend. The cost for the 5K race is $35 per runner; those who register by March 5 will receive a T-shirt. Race tickets may be purchased at hstc1.org/MuttMarch. The race is a trail run, so runners accompanied by dogs or runners pushing strollers should be prepared for uneven terrain, sloped trails, rocks, tree roots, wet grass, and more.
Some of the 5K runners in the race include their furry friend
Some of the 5K runners in the race include their furry friend.
The festival features vendors, a blessing of the animals, adoptable animals, food trucks, canine costume contest, AKC Canine Good Citizen testing, kids’ zone, lure course, dog playground, pet photo booth, and raffles. Those planning to participate in the canine costume contest should be ready to stroll before the judges at noon. Pet owners can also get their pets microchipped for $10.
Supporters also are encouraged to create a “pack.” Packs compete against each other to raise funds for the humane society. Create a pack here.
For more information, contact Alyssa Bean at 772-600-3215 or Events@hstc1.org.

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