R.E.A.L Run for Fergus

Supporting Dogs with Special Needs

Fergus was approx 12 -14 weeks old when he came to rescue. He had major leg deformities and was dropped off at a shelter by a breeder to be euthanized after keeping him in a garage for weeks alone . We took Fergus to try and help him. He was my foster, I carried him everywhere. He wanted to play and be normal but walking was tough for him. He spontaneously broke his leg and I rushed him to Ohio state veterinary emergency. The head of orthopedic medicine looked at his radiographs the next morning and didn’t have good news. He had advanced bone disease and every joint in his little body was malformed. He gave the news that letting him go was more humane. Holding him in my arms we said goodbye. Driving home I couldn’t get him out of my mind and decided his struggling could not be lost.

The birth of the Fergus fund to help other dogs happened. - Melissa Banjoff


Saturday, October 12, 2019


Brookside High School Track
1812 Harris Road
Sheffield Village, OH 44054


Registration & Packet Pickup: 8:00am
5K & 1 Mile: 9 :00am


Chip Timed



All participants: $25

Online registration will close at 9am on Friday, October 11, 2019

If you are mailing in your form, please make checks payable to "Hermes Sports and Events ". Mail-in entries must be received by Wednesday, October 9

Mail to:

Hermes Sports and Events 
2425 W. 11th St.
Suite 2
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Race Day Registration:

All participants: $30


-Top overall male/female 
-Top 3 male/female in the following age groups: 
15 & Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

-Top dog with male and female runner
(If you register for this category you will not be eligble for an award in the age groups above)


Please consider bringing cash, as we will be selling Sheffield City Schools Spirit Wear, there will be food trucks and a slushie truck, and there will also be raffles ($1 for one ticket $6 for five tickets). We will be raffling off a wine/golf prize, shakeology basket, a Kuranda dog bed, a Big Barker dog bed, a goodie basket from chewy.com with a bed, and DICKS gift certificates. Each raffle prize is worth $50-$200!!


Long sleeve t-shirt
Runners bag (with goodies) for the first 200 participants registered
Post-race snacks and water
Age group awards
Live entertainment provided by DJ Superfly and Victor Colon


For more information, call Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933


Pearle Vision
19649 Center Ridge Road
Rocky River, OH 44116