13th annual Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit Mutt Strut set for May 12

Posted at 9:31 AM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 09:31:15-04

Six-legged teams of walkers/runners and their dog companions will fill Dearborn's Ford Field on Saturday, May 12, 2018 for the 13th annual Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) Mutt Strut.   The 5K run and 2.2 mile walk is Metro Detroit's only springtime pet-friendly run and walk.

The Mutt Strut welcomes families and individuals of all skill levels for the run and walk along Dearborn's Gateway Trail.  It begins at 8 a.m. for runners and 10 a.m. for walkers.  Dogs are not required for participation.

In addition to the race and walk, Ford Field in Dearborn will host food trucks, family-friendly entertainment, demonstrations and a shopping area for pet owners. A lure course for active dogs will challenge racing skills, and an agility course is also free for dogs wishing to show off their tricks. Food trucks and events will run before, during and after the official walk and run, until 1 p.m.

Participants can register individually or as a team. The course winds through the side streets and parks of Dearborn with full support from the community. Registration is  $50 the morning of the event. All runners receive a timing bib, an official Mutt Strut Walk & Run t-shirt, and a commemorative medal. 

More information on the event can be found at