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12th Annual Furry 5K Fundraiser

May 14, 12:00AM - 10:00PM


The Cedar Bend Humane Society's 12th annual Furry 5K fun run/walk fundraiser encourages CBHS supporters to explore the scenic trails of the Cedar Valley. This event is open to all animal lovers and their K-9 companions. To ensure the safety of our supportive community, we’ve decided to once again keep our Furry 5K virtual! You are able to complete your 5K anywhere there’s space to run - including in the comfort of your own home. By using the It’s Your Race (IYR) app, race times can be tracked or manually entered to “compete” against other Furry 5K participants!

Online registration is available at CBHSFurry5K.itsyourrace.com. Please stop by the Cedar Bend Humane Society adoption center at 1166 West Airline Highway, Waterloo anytime Monday through Friday between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm for assistance with online registration. 

Registration cost is $35 which includes a t-shirt and bag filled with goodies from our event sponsors. T-shirts and goodie bags are guaranteed to those registered by Friday, May 7th at Noon. Registration will remain open until May 16th with no guarantee of a t-shirt or goodie bag.

Don’t have a dog? Walk a shelter pet! Registered participants can sign up to walk an adoptable dog from Cedar Bend Humane Society during your Furry 5K. Time slots are available Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16 beginning between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Those walking a shelter pet in the Cedar Valley will need to bring a photo I.D. and sign a waiver of liability. The availability of dogs able to be walked is not guaranteed. 

Packet pick-up will take place at the Cedar Bend Humane Society Adoption Center, 1166 W. Airline Hwy., Waterloo, on Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th from 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.


How to Register & Participate

1. Visit CBHSFurry5K.itsyourrace.com to register.

2. Run/walk 3.1 miles between Friday, May 14th through Sunday, May 16! You may run/walk outdoors or on a treadmill. 

3. Use the IYR Virtual app (Its Your Race) or manually enter your time online by Sunday, May 16th at 10:00 p.m. to be included in the race results. 

Results will go live Monday, May 17th at 8:00 a.m.

T-shirt pick up will be at Cedar Bend Humane Society Adoption Building parking lot located at 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo on Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Use the hashtag #CBHSChasingTails on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to share your experience and photos with each other! 

Your Participation is Life-Saving!



Thank you to our 2021 Furry 5K Sponsors






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1166 West Airline Highway 
Waterloo, IA 50703-9634


Adoption Center Hours
Open Tues. - Sun., 10am - 5pm
Closed on Mondays
Closed 12pm - 1pm

The CBHS Adoption Building is open to potential adopters BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
No walk-ins are allowed. Interested adopters are encouraged to submit an application prior to making an appointment. 


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Open daily, 9am - 5pm 
Closed 12pm - 1pm


Animal Control 
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