A Christmas Tail 5K and Mutt Strut
Date & Time
December 10th, 2016 8:00 AM
Join the Humane Educational Society on Saturday, December 10th for the third annual A Christmas Tail in historic St. Elmo. The annual event is A Christmas themed 5K and 1 mile Mutt Strut benefitting the Humane Educational Society. Funds raised at the event will benefit the shelter’s Special Needs Fund, which provides lifesaving surgery and medication as well as heartworm treatment to animals with treatable injuries and illness, giving them a second chance at a happy home and healthier life. The 5K and Mutt Strut are a fun way to support the shelter’s mission to provide education and outreach to the community, medical services for needy animals, humane investigation, shelter for homeless animals, and strong adoption programs that ensure all adopted animals have safe and loving forever homes.
The 5K is both a timed competitive race and a non-competitive fun run and walk for 2-legged participants only. The route offers scenic views of historic St. Elmo and the course is flat and fast. The race begins at 9:00 a.m. Awards will be presented following the 5K race at the St. Elmo Pet Wellness Center in the following divisions: Overall male & female, 14 & under, 15-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and goody bag. Winners will receive a keepsake ornament and winners 21 and over will receive a bottle of wine from event sponsor Chateau Morrisette.
The Mutt Strut is for participants of all ages and their canine friends. It is a 1-mile fun walk starting at 9:45 a.m. For those without pets of their own, the shelter offers the option to rent a dog for the day. All 2-Legged Participants of the Mutt Strut will receive an event t-shirt and goody bag. All 4-Legged Participants will receive special treats.
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 am at the new St. Elmo Pet Wellness Center located at 3812 Tennessee Ave. Breakfast will be generously provided by Chatta-Cakes Bakery. This event will be held rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Humane Educational Society. Register online at www.heschatt.org on or before December 8th, 2016 or by mail postmarked by December 1st, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a day of fun in beautiful St. Elmo! All proceeds from this event benefit the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga. Parking will be available at Wann Funeral Home at 4000 Tennessee Avenue.
*Register before December 1st to receive your complimentary event t-shirt.
December 10th, 2016 8:00 AM
Registration Deadline has Passed
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 am at the new St. Elmo Pet Wellness Center located at 3812 Tennessee Ave. Breakfast will be generously provided by Chatta-Cakes Bakery.