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Join TEAM PAWS Chicago and help save the lives of homeless animals!

Join TEAM PAWS Chicago and become part of a community of people who are committed to saving the lives of homeless pets. TEAM PAWS Chicago is the athletic and fundraising program supporting PAWS Chicago, the midwest's largest No Kill animal shelter.  Participants have the following options (please review each race page for fundraising deadlines, perks, and FAQ's before registering):

2019 TEAM PAWS Chicago Featured Races

Click on the race name below to be directed to that page or click HERE for the list of Featured Races.

ATHLETE'S CHOICE   When you register for Athlete's Choice you can select ANY athletic event you want, whether it's a 5K walk/run, golf, biking, half/full marathon, etc.  Members selecting this option are responsible for their own event entry and commit to raising a minimum of $650 by 8:30 a.m. (US Central) Friday, September 20, 2019.

BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON  Our largest TEAM PAWS Chicago group, with over 440 runners in 2018, has three options when registering for the Sunday, October 13, 2019 race.  Self-Secured are for those who have their own entry into the Bank of America Chicago Marathon but still want to receive our member perks and fundraise for PAWS Chicago.  Pre-Lottery are for those who register before the Chicago Marathon lottery closes (CLOSED).  Post-Lottery are for those who register after the lottery has closed (Nov. 29, 2018) and will receive one of our guaranteed charity entries into the race.  Members commit to raising a minimum of $650 for Self Secured, $1,250 for Pre Lottery and $1,750 for Post Lottery by 8:30 a.m. (US Central) Friday, September 20, 2019. 

BMW BERLIN MARATHON    Registration is now FULL for 2019 but if you would like to be added to our contact list for our 2020 team, please email us at  Known for its World Marathon record time, the BMW Berlin Marathon attracts many running professionals aiming to reach their very own record time. With an incredible atmosphere set in such an iconic and historical city, you can be right in the heart of Berlin Marathon excitement as you join over 40,000 runners on Sunday, September 29, 2019.  Members commit to raising a minimum of $3,000 by 8:30 a.m. (U.S. Central) Friday, September 6, 2019.

ROCK N ROLL SERIES   2 spots remaining (as of Dec. 11) When you register for Rock N Roll, you can select ANY Rock 'N' Roll event and have the option to receive one of our charity entries for that race.  Members commit to raising a minimum of $650 by 8:30 a.m. (US Central) the third Friday before their race date.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC PARIS MARATHON   2 spots remaining (as of Dec. 11)   The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is now one of the biggest marathons in the world.  On April 14, 2019 runners will take in the Champs Elysées, the Bois de Vincennes and Boulogne, with spectacular views and landmarks all along the route. Members commit to raising a minimum of $1,500 by 8:30 a.m. (US Central) Friday, March 22, 2019.

SHAKE YOUR TAIL COUCH TO 5K    Are you a beginner runner or making the goal to run your first 5K in 2019?  Then this program is for YOU!  You will receive unique benefits designed for beginner runners to help you achieve your personal athletic goals by running in our PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run in June 2019 (exact date to be confirmed by the city of Chicago).  Members commit to fundraising a minimum of $650 by 8:30 a.m. (US Central) Thursday, May 30, 2019.

TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON    1 spot remaining (as of Dec. 11)  The TCS New York City Marathon is the world's biggest and most popular marathon and dubbed as “New York City’s Best Day”.  You will run through the five boroughs of NYC on Sunday, November 3, 2019.  Members commit to fundraising a minimum of $3,300 by  8:30 a.m. (US Central) Friday, October 12, 2018.

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON  3 spots remaining (as of Dec. 11)  One of the most exciting and famous races in the world, the Virgin Money London Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors.  The route on Sunday, April 28, 2019 goes through the heart of central London, passing many of the capital’s world class historic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and maybe a member of the Royal Family!  The deadline for our prelottery applications were due on Sunday, April 29, but we have 13 post-lottery spots available.  Members for our Post-Lottery spots commit to raising a minimum of $8,500 by 8:30 a.m. (US Central) Monday, April 1, 2019.  Spots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

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Top Fundraisers
  1.   james pszanka BOA Chicago Marathon 2018 $10,233
  2.   Ann Cannoni Virgin Money London Marathon $10,170
  3.   Stephanie Dewald Athlete's Choice $9,459
  4.   Amber Meneley Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 $8,500
  5.   Tom Cummings Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 $7,510
  6.   Stephen Letourneau Virgin Money London Marathon $7,170
  7.   Stephanie Hassan Virgin Money London Marathon $6,600
  8.   Neil Rudd Virgin Money London Marathon $6,535
  9.   Allen Gross BOA Chicago Marathon 2019 $6,400
  10.   Megan O'Brien Virgin Money London Marathon $6,180
  11.   Maria Portuondo Virgin Money London Marathon $6,140
  12.   Kelly Pauker Virgin Money London Marathon $6,060
  13.   Amanda Ellis Virgin Money London Marathon $6,020
  14.   Laura Geraghty Virgin Money London Marathon $6,010
  15.   Sarah Manuel Virgin Money London Marathon $6,006
  16.   Alex Burdett Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  17.   Ratna H R Ning Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  18.   Allan Saunders Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  19.   Tammy Hellings Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  20.   Jennifer Espiritu Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  21.   Elizabeth El-Hawary Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  22.   Dallas Nicolosi Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  23.   Thomas Sanglier Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  24.   Bobby Ross Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  25.   Sally Johnson Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  26.   Josh Estep Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  27.   Ann Brigino Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  28.   Robert Holo Virgin Money London Marathon $6,000
  29.   Patricia Crawford BOA Chicago Marathon 2018 $5,500
  30.   Anne Marie Bonness BOA Chicago Marathon 2018 $5,226