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Fast CAT Invitational

Fast CAT Invitational

2021 AKC Fast CAT Invitational Information

Wednesday, December 15 – Saturday, December 18 in Orlando, Florida

Optional practice runs available Tuesday, December 14.

This event is scheduled to conclude Friday, December 17.

Fast CAT Invitational UPDATES:

12/20/21 – All results are posted on the Event Coverage page.


12/16/21 – See Friday, Final Day’s Running Order here as well as results of dogs who advanced. (complete results will be posted for all dogs after the event has concluded)


12/9/2021 – See these helpful reminders about the Invitational.

View the Map of where the Fast CAT field is located on the Orange County Convention Campus.


12/6/2021 – The running order for the non-invitational Fast CATs held on Saturday, December 18 can be found here.  When dogs are inspected, handlers will receive a sticker with their dog’s name and running number. The sticker will be handed in just before going to the start line. For dogs entered in both events, the handler will get a second sticker after the dog is inspected again.


12/1/2021 – ****COVID PROTOCOL**** -Everyone coming to the Fast CAT Invitational will need to view the following 4 links (shown below) – 1)Protocols 2) Face Mask Policy 3) Waiver 4) Self-Declaration.  These are also posted in the left margin.

Please familiarize yourself with the latest AKC COVID-19 info below. Be sure to bring your completed waiver and declaration when you arrive. You must hand them in to gain entrance to the Fast CAT field, you will be given a bracelet to wear which will give you admittance to any events going on in the Convention Center or to the Fast CAT field. 


11/30/2021 – Online crating reservations have been extended to December 7.  Crating is not mandatory and there is no fee. If anyone would like to crate their dog and need a space, the online link will be available up until  Dec 7,  visit  Crating Reservation Instructions


11/26/2021 – Tuesday, December 14 we will have optional Practice Runs. Anyone wishing to have a practice run should use the SignUp Genius link emailed to you from Denise Nelson’s email address or the link below:



11/22/2021 – Entries for both the AM and PM Fast CATs on Saturday have filled. Anyone interested in stand-by should email our Secretary, Denise Nelson


11/21/2021 – The Running Order for the Invitational is here.

All entrants will be sent an email this evening that will have –  the link for the running order, reminders about COVID, daily parking, and crating reservations if desired (this is not mandatory and is free if anyone who wants a space) and to give a final review on entry info to be sure all is correct. Information goes to print for the catalogs this Wednesday.

Note – ****Entries for the Saturday morning Fast CAT are now full. Stand-bys will be taken on the grounds.


11/17/2021 – Premium List for Saturday, December 18 – Non-Invitational Fast CATs  is now published.

11/16/2021 – Entries for the Saturday non-invitational Fast CATs will open on Thursday, November 18 at 8:00AM. The Premium will be published tomorrow night as well as a link to enter online. Each event will be limited to 140 runs. The advanced entry fee is $20. If after the entry deadline closes, the numerical limit has not been reached, walk-in entries will be taken on the grounds. The walk-in entry fee is $25.

11/16/2021 – Crating space reservations are now open. Most do prefer to crate from their vehicles given the close proximity of the parking lot to the field.  52 spaces will be available first come first serve. Reservations close November 29. To reserve a crating space see the-   Crating Reservation Instructions.

10/31/21 – On Saturday, December 18, there will be two non-invitational Fast CAT events held, premium list and online entry taking will be posted soon!





Plans for this year’s Fast CAT Invitational are underway! The top 3 dogs from each breed based on the previous year’s rankings are qualified. All primary owners of qualified dogs have been sent their invitation. Congratulations on your accomplishment in placing in the top 3 for your breed!

Any owner or agent of a qualified dog can now enter online using the link below. Check back regularly to this webpage for event updates.

For any questions, please contact us at: or 919-816-3518. 




Orange County Convention Center Information

COVID-19 Protocol Update
AKC will require Face Masks covering your nose and mouth to be worn indoors at all times and outdoors when in close proximity to others, regardless of vaccination status, except when actively eating or drinking. You must be stationary when eating or drinking.
If you will be on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) grounds for any AKC Events or Activities during AKC’s Event Week, December 12 through 20, 2021, you agree to comply with all of AKC’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols.
Waiver & COVID-19 Self-Declaration forms will be required to be completed and turned in the first time you enter the OCCC grounds or facility.
AKC may require additional health safety protocols at the time of the Event Week. All information is subject to change at the discretion of the American Kennel Club.
AKC will follow the COVID-19 guidance of the CDC.

News & Updates

September 28, 2021
Hotel Room Blocks Open on Wednesday September 29th (Additional Hotel added 10-13-21)

September 7, 2021
RV parking information – This is for on-site overnight RV parking. Space is limited.