Mutt Strutt 5k - Nashville Humane
Information for our annual Mutt Strutt 5k.
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2021 Mutt Strutt

May 23, 2021 (Or Whenever You Want!)


This year at the 2021 Music City Mutt Strutt people and pooches alike will gather to strutt their stuff for a great cause! All money raised through the Mutt Strutt enables the Nashville Humane Association to provide care and love to the animals entrusted to us each day. The event is outdoors, fun for the whole family and we will be awarding medals to all runners and special prizes at the event. Mutt Strutt is a 5K or 1 mile fun run, walk or strutt.


For the 2021 you’ve got two different options on how to strutt!


Due to the global pandemic that is still currently on-going, our commitment to adhering to public health guidelines and the safety of all our supporters is our first priority. That said, as our city begins to open, more people become vaccinated, and the nature of an open-air outdoor event, we want to have options that can meet different needs while still help raise much-needed funds for one of Nashville’s favorite animal shelters.


This year, you will be able to strutt with us at Shelby Park on May 23, 2021, OR you can Race Your Own Way on your own time. We’ll give you the course path, you run your own and share with us your time, or photos, or video. Because in the end, we’re not the Boston Marathon, this one is about Boston Terriers, and Chihuahuas, and Chocolate Labs, etc. You’re helping us raise funds for shelter pets!


Your $20 registration to either option is a donation helping homeless and at-risk shelter pets in need.



Friday, May 21 – NHA Registration / Packet Pick-Up

If you would like to avoid having to arrive early and wait in a line, come to Nashville Humane (213 Oceola Ave, Nashville 37209) on Friday, May 21, and pick up your packet and registration early.

10:00AM  –  Registration / Packet Pick-Up opens

4:00PM  –  Registration / Packet Pick-Up Ends



Sunday, May 23 – Mutt Strutt Day

7:00AM  –  Registration / Packet Pick-Up opens

7:45AM  –  Welcome Remarks and Announcements


10:00AM  –  Award Ceremony and Presentation

11:00AM  –  Event Ends

May 23, 2021 or Race Your Own Date!


Shelby Bottoms Park (East Nashville)


Registration Fee:
$20 donation to NHA, includes Finisher Medal!

Strutt Your Stuff… at Shelby Park!




This year has presented unique challenges for groups to gather and events to take place. As our city begins to open, more people become vaccinated, and public open-air events can be safely managed in a limited capacity, we have an option to strutt safely together.

Join us on May 23, 2021 for a safe, limited-capacity and slightly modified version of the Mutt Strutt we all know at love at Shelby Bottoms Park in East Nashville.


Any way you slice it, way your Entry Fee goes straight to benefit Nashville Humane!  REGISTER HERE!




Strutt Your Stuff… Solo!




This year has presented unique challenges for groups to gather and events to take place. Nashville Humane Association holds events like Mutt Strutt to raise much-needed funds for homeless and adoptable shelter pets in Nashville, Middle Tennessee and across the globe. We save lives and it’s all because of your support.


This year we’ll give you the course map and you can make Race Day your day. You can share with us your time, photos, video, tell us your story. Then we’ll combine everything into one great highlight montage. In the end, it’s not really about the race, it’s about raising funds for shelter pets!


Any way you slice it, way your Entry Fee goes straight to benefit Nashville Humane!  REGISTER HERE!




Strutt Your Stuff… Together!




You love Mutt Strutt and you love supporting the shelter pets at Nashville Humane.  How do you make an even bigger impact?  Build your own Mutt Strutt team of friends to join you!


Mutt Strutt is about raising funds to support the mission at NHA. So even if you and your friends don’t want to strutt, you can build a team of fundraisers and ask for contributions to NHA.


It’s Easy!  Hit the REGISTER BUTTON, then CREATE A TEAM. From there just fill in the information and share your team page with your friends, family and on social media!





Strutting your stuff for shelter pets and adoptable animals is paw-some! What’s even more paw-some? Strutting with friends and co-workers. You can start your own fundraising team and run together. Or you can coordinate with your employer/coworkers and all strutt for shelter pets together.


If you want more information about starting your own fundraising team or a team for your company/corporation, check out our Corporate Packet:

Download the Mutt Strutt Corporate Packet Here





This year for Mutt Strutt we’re embracing the FUN! So, maybe you can ‘win’ the race… maybe your cup o’ tea is about the ‘style’ of your performance. Either way, we’ve got prizes for the winners of the following categories:


  • Fastest Dog (5K)
  • Slowest Dog (5K)
  • Fastest Human (male and female)
  • 2nd Fastest Human (male and female)
  • 3rd Fastest Human (male and female)
  • Top Individual Fundraiser
  • Top Team Fundraiser
  • Best Dog Costume
  • Best Human + Dog Duo Costume
  • Best Team Costume


For the most enjoyable walk experience please remember these points:


  • Bring your animal only if he/she enjoys other animals and people.
  • Animals must be on leashed at all times.
  • Please be prepared to clean up after your animal.
  • Water will be provided for animals and walkers throughout the day.
  • Small snacks will be available after the walk.


Why Strutt?


Why strutt? Well, what better way to get out there and support shelter pets than a fun run/walk/strutt in a beautiful Metro Nashville park on behalf of Nashville Humane Association.


  • Your super cheap registration fee of just $20 goes straight to the shelter pets at NHA
  • It’s great exercise
  • You get to do something good for yourself that is also good for someone else!
  • Supporting NHA means saving lives, last year NHA found happy tails for more than 3500 animals!
  • Did we mention that it’s a ton of fun?


So, don’t hesitate. Don’t wait or consternate. Just hit that REGISTER NOW button and let’s get struttin’ for shelter pets!!

As always – We THANK YOU for supporting Nashville Humane Association!!