2017 Mutt Strut & 5K Run/Walk

Mutt Strut Festivities
Runners with Dogs

16th Annual Mutt Strut
Parade & Festivities

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Registration begins at 10:00am
Strut begins at 11:00am

WHERE: Kent County Courthouse Lawn
103 N. Cross St., Chestertown MD

Bring your four-legged friends or just come to “dog watch,” as we’ll have contests, demos, prizes, raffles, and – of course – The Strut!  This year we’ll be showcasing the talented Skylar Landis of Belle Rose Kennels and her dog, Auggie, for agility and training demos.  You’ll be able to enjoy treats from Crow Vineyards & Winery, Sweet Cheeks Delightful Treats, Smoke Rattle & Roll, and Lockbriar Farms and browse vendors like Rotten Mutts, LulaRoe, Fellows Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home, and JBK Hardware.  Eastern Shore Rabbit Rescue and Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue will also be on-hand!

Join us for friendly competitions and doggie activities – Best Smile, Best Costume, Pet Look-A-Like, Best Trick, Doggie Dance, the Musical Sit Game & agility fun!  Special thanks to our fabulous MC, Jen Friedman, and our competition judges: Erin Heckles of Twigs & Teacups (foster business of JP & Elsa!), Kiley Shipp of Kiley Slagle Massage (and adopted mom to Jax & Scooby!), and JR Alfree of Lemon Leaf Cafe (host of our recent ‘Shindig’ fundraiser!).

The Mutt Strut and it’s 5K Run/Walk raises awareness and funds for animals who are homeless and neglected.  100% of proceeds benefit the HSKC’s efforts to continue providing for the welfare of homeless animals, providing a voice through advocacy and education, and giving a second chance to both humans and animals.

LOCATION: Kent County Courthouse Lawn, 103 North Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

REGISTRATION: 10:00am   $20/dog
*Please Note:  There is no pre-registration this year.  All registration is on-site on the day of.*

Mutt Strut 5K

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Registration at 7:30am on-site (online pre-registration is closed)
Race begins promptly at 8:30am

WHERE: Wilmer Park
400 S. Cross St., Chestertown MD
Online Pre-Registration is now closed – Register on-site the day-of!

The race will start/finish at Wilmer Park.  The course runs along the river and winds through gentle hills – all paws are kept on paved roads!  The course is marked, with water and restrooms provided along the way.
Police will direct traffic to ensure safety along the route.
All ages welcome.

Well-behaved, vaccinated dogs on a leash can participate!  One dog per participant.
Please ensure that your dog is in proper physical condition to run/walk – pet owners are responsible for pet waste.

Only pre-registered participants are guaranteed race t-shirts.  “Day-of” shirts available first come/first serve.
Awards given in Overall Male & Female.

Food/refreshments provided at the finish line, which will be professionally timed and photographed.

Special thanks to Eastern Spring Water for keeping our runners and pups hydrated!

100% of the proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Kent County.

Online Pre-Registration is now closed – register on-site the day-of!

LOCATION: Wilmer Park, 400 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD

REGISTRATION: 7:30am Day-Of Registration at Wilmer Park
Online Pre-Registration is now closed


No dog?  No problem!
Cat lover?  We’ve got you covered!
Got a loved one participating in the 5K but prefer to cheer from the sidelines?  No worries!

Whether you’ve got a free hour or all day, we’re still accepting volunteers of all types to assist us leading up to the event and on the day-of.

For more info or to sign up to volunteer, please contact:
Cri-Cri Gorycki