One month from today, thousands of people and their pups (and some cats) will walk the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 16th Annual Mutt Strut, IndyHumane’s largest fundraiser and also the largest pet walk in the Midwest. During the event, participants have the unique opportunity to walk the historic IMS track, kiss the famous yard of bricks, enjoy a fun day outdoors with family and furry friends, and support IndyHumane.
Five-time NTT IndyCar series champion Scott Dixon and wife Emma Davies-Dixon will serve as this year’s Mutt Strut honorary co-chairs. Along with the walk, local businesses, artists and entertainers will be present at this family-friendly event. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 2:30 p.m.
Mutt Strut 2019 is sponsored by: VCA, National Bank of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Colts, Pet Suites, Crowe Horwath, Crown Royal (Diageo Brands), Noah’s Animal Hospital & All Pet Health Care by Noah’s, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and many more.
When: Saturday, April 27
9:30 a.m. Gates open for registration and the Party on the Plaza
10:15 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin, including the announcement of Top Dog and Top Team, and parade of Adoptable Dogs
10:45 a.m. Track opens for strutting
2:30 p.m. Event concludes
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W 16th Street. Participants will enter Gates 2 and 7 – and are encouraged to plan in advance for traffic in and out of the track
Cost: Registration fee: $30 individual, $10 youth; on-site registration is available for an increased fee of $40/$20.
Participants can register as an individual or join a team. Volunteer opportunities are also available for set up, registration, vendor assistance and entertainment teams. Registration, sponsorship details and event information is available at www.indymuttstrut.org.
Mutt Strut is IndyHumane’s largest fundraiser and helps the organization take in animals, provide medical care, and find cats and dogs their forever home. IndyHumane serves approximately 10,000 animals annually, from adoption services to low-cost vaccinations and life-saving surgeries. It is the only shelter in the state with a fully staffed medical team and surgery suite, allowing the nonprofit organization to care for animals that come to the shelter, as well as animals that need help from other shelters and rescue groups.