Due to continued concerns for the health and safety of our community amid COVID-19, we decided to modify the 2021 Mutt March 5k & Festival.

This year, the 5k and newly added 10k will take place in person at Memorial Park in Stuart on Saturday, March 27, with staggered start times beginning at 7:30 AM. Please note that we will not be accepting race day registrations. 

The Mutt March festival will be entirely virtual with a variety activities aimed to entertain and educate each participant! Please click HERE to join in on all the Virtual Fun!

Tune in to the Facebook Page starting at 9:00 am for a heartwarming message from the HSTC President and CEO Frank Valente, a morning greeting by Sunny 107.9 FM radio personality, Jennifer Ross, and a Blessing of the Animals by Rev. Jude Denning of Unity of Stuart. Then join us for a virtual walk followed by steals and deals in the virtual vendor market, a message from the shelter veterinarian, Tips from the Trainer, a live video featuring adoptable pets and even a costume contest!

We are proud to say that the 2020 virtual Mutt March brought in more than $13,000 to benefit animals at HSTC! Of that, more than $5,000 was raised directly from those who were actively fundraising on our behalf, and we're hoping you can help us do even better this year! Simply click here to share why you are committed to our mission, and encourage your friends and family to support our cause, too!



March 27, 2021
5k, 10k:  7:30 am
Virtual Festival: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm



5k, 10k Memorial Park
Mutt March Festival - Virtual
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5k > $35 per runner
10k > $45 per runner
Mutt March Virtual Event is FREE!
Please consider making a donation

5K, 10K and Festival Activities...

2021 Sponsors

A special "Thank You' to HSTC True Companions:
DogWatch of East Coast Florida, LLC
Camp Bow Wow Stuart