New race a furry festival


By Dana Stetson


A brand new race, the Furry Scurry 5K/1 mile fun walk benefits a great cause, T.R.E.A.T.S., a nonprofit organization that supports the Tallahassee Leon Community Animal Service Center. (Try saying that name five times fast)!

This is more than just a race, it’s really a furry festival. The 5k/1mile events are the first races to utilize the new Goose Pond Trail. Both events start and finish at the Animal Service Center near Tom Brown Park. They are each about half cross-country/half pavement to allow each type of runner something to complain about. Although the 5k is no P.R. course, it certainly travels through some interesting country and provides a lot of scenery for the buck.

The 5k race features unique pottery awards by Brian Bachman. The 1 mile fund walk is a big circle which travels through wide open meadows down to the Goose Pond Trail and then back up to the Center. This walk is designed for the non-runner and is non-competitive in nature. This race features a custom animal design by local artist Ken Peafe.

After the race, the fun continues with random drawings for some seriously sweet prizes. These drawings are open to all registrants and volunteers. The Furryness then continues with tours of the Animal Service Center for all who wish to learn about it. Outside the Center will be an information table and an animal Adoptathon will be held.

A final addition to this Furry experience will be the garage sale held outside the Center. This race will start at 8:00 a.m. on March 30th, at the Tallahassee Leon Community Animal Service Center on Easterwood Drive. The cost is $12.00.

Participants are requested to leave their pets at home, as this is an opportunity to see the Shelter animals who are in need of homes. Information can be obtained from Kate MacFall (508-1001) or Kim Shugar (264-8158).