Fort Bend Cares’ 3rd Annual Doggone Fun Run

Fort Bend Cares spokesdog Freya and her owner Sarah Black.

Fort Bend Cares spokesdog Freya and her owner Sarah Black.

Join Leader of the Pack sponsors Michelob Ultra/Silver Eagle Distributors and Sunoco Logistics, along with Fort Bend Cares spokesdog Freya, for the 3rd Annual Doggone Fun Run on Saturday, April 16th at 8 am at Memorial Park in Sugar Land.

Spokesdog Freya was adopted from Sugar Land Animal Services in September 2013 by Sarah and Russell Black. She is a four-year-old shelter mutt who may have some Staffordshire terrier or boxer in her DNA. Although fearful when she first came to live with the Blacks, Freya is now a social butterfly and was recently described as “enthusiastically loving,” so if you see her at the Doggone Fun Run, prepare to be hugged!

Freya had to overcome some challenges before she was adopted, and she loves to run, so she is “pawsitively” proud to help spread the word about Fort Bend Cares Doggone Fun Run to raise funds to support non-profit organizations that serve disadvantaged children in Fort Bend County. To show support of our four-legged friends as well, Fort Bend Cares will donate a portion of proceeds from this year’s event to Fort Bend Pets Alive!

The Doggone Fun Run includes a competitive chip timed 5K Run without dogs and a 5K Run and a one-mile Fun Run/Walk with or without dogs, so there is something for every person and pup! There will be medals for age group winners of the competitive 5K Run along with prizes for winners of the “canine costume competition.” Come early and stay late to peruse vendor booths, enjoy live music, watch the Unstoppable K9’s perform and more.

Registration through April 14th is $30 per person or $70 for a family of three or more. Fees increase to $40 and $90 respectively for late registration on April 15th and 16th. Event swag includes a t-shirt and dog bandana while supplies last. Dog owners must ensure canine participants have a current rabies vaccine and are on a non-retractable leash.

Visit, email or call 832-819-2005 for event registration, more information or to become a sponsor.