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VAS Special Events Tailchaser Run
  • Tailchaser Run

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Date: March 25, 2017
- 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 24 - 25th) :
- $35 per person (run or walk), additional $15 for canine companion
The first 150 dogs registered will receive a free dog bandana courtesy of WSLS

T-Shirts will be guaranteed to the runners/walkers that register by March 11, 2017.
After March 11th t-shirts will be given on a first come first served basis at Packet Pick up.

Online Registration Closes at 11:59pm on March 21, 2017!

Mail In Registration Form
5th Annual Tail Chaser 5K & 1 Mile Walk

5K Course Map
Walk Map
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 Dog Walk

- If registering a dog, proof of rabies must be presented during race packet pick-up at Fleet Feet on 3/24 or day of of the event.

Medals will be awarded to top three Overall winners (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.

Help the Roanoke Valley SPCA reach its fundraising goal continue its mission to create a community where there are no homeless cats or dogs.

There are many ways to participate in the fundraiser challenge: as an individual, on a team or as a corporate contributor. In our 2015/2016 year, the Roanoke Valley SPCA placed more than 1,300 homeless cats and dogs including in-house veterinary exams, performed nearly 900 in-house spay/neuter surgeries, placed approximately 637 pets in foster homes, offered assistance to the community through the C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Relief) Fund and the P.E.T. (Pets Eat Too) Programs, as well as outreach programs. Your efforts will make a difference!

There will be prizes available for each tier of the fundraiser challenge. In addition to the prizes below, any person (individual, team member or corporate contributor), who raises a minimum of $250 will receive a pack of RVSPCA notecards.


1st Prize: A Fleet Feet Sports program registration (valued at $125)

2nd Prize: An RVSPCA sweatshirt and mug


1st Prize: A Fleet Feet Sports $15 gift certificate for each team member!

2nd Prize: A Spay-ghetti ticket for each team member (max. 10)


1st Prize: A Party Suite for your corporate team at a Salem Red Sox Home Game (valued at $500)

Ready, Set, Go!

Result will be posted on:

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