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PAWS Chicago’s 5K Walk/Run
Sunday, June 4, 2017
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Montrose Harbor – Grove 16

Welcome to the 17th Annual PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/ Run - a pet-friendly event, benefiting PAWS Chicago, for animal lovers and their canine companions. Hosted by PAWS Chicago’s Professional Board, the event welcomes more than 3,000 participants who come together and take steps to save the lives of homeless pets. 

In addition to the main event, participants will enjoy live entertainment, food & drinks, free giveaways and more! And new this year, we’re excited to announce that Patti Murin and Colin Donnell, stars of NBC’s “Chicago Med” will serve as honorary “Leaders of the Pack” and will lead the start of the 5K run!

This annual celebration is critical in raising the funds necessary to ensure PAWS Chicago can continue to save and care for thousands of homeless pets each year!

PAWS Chicago's 5K Walk/Run was named one of Chicago's Top Events in 2016 by BizBash!
PAWS Chicago’s 5K Walk/Run welcomes athletes and animal’s lovers of all ages and experience levels. You can register as an individual, join a team or start your own team! The registration price includes your race entry, live entertainment, snacks, giveaways and much more! Walk or run for their lives and register today!
All participants receive an event t-shirt!
  • Child Registration (Under 12): $20
  • Adult Early Bird Registration: $30 (March 1- April 30) 
  • Adult Standard Registration: $50 (May 1- June 3)
  • Adult Event Day Registration*: $60 (Day of Event: June 4)
  • Automatic Hero Registration: $200 Register as an Automatic Hero to receive access to the VIP Hero Hangout on event day,           participant Treat Bag, and event t-shirt. 

*Race day registration will only be available if the event does not sell out in advance.  Event t-shirts are not guaranteed for race day registrations.

Hero Hangout 
When you raise a minimum of $200 by event day, you will receive access to the VIP Hero Hangout where you will enjoy: 
  • An event t-shirt & participant Treat Bag
  • Elite and private event space
  • Catered food and beverages
  • Adult refreshments (21+)
  • Interactive puppy play pen (with adoptable PAWS dogs)

Starting Times & Routes
The event will open at 7:30 a.m. and participants are welcome to visit vendor booths, enjoy the live entertainment, grab a beverage or snack, and prepare for the event. The run will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the walk will start afterward at 9:15 a.m. 
Please Note:
  • The event will take place rain or shine
  • Dogs can only partake in the walk portion of the event
  • Event map and run/walk route map will be provided once available

Packet Pickup
Event registration packets can be picked up at Fleet Feet in Old Town (1620 North Wells Street) on June 1 & 2 from 5- 8 p.m., or on event day at the Registration Tent.

Fundraising & Perks
Proceeds raised from the 5K Walk/Run will go directly to helping PAWS Chicago build a No Kill community - a place where pets are no longer destroyed because they are homeless. Every dollar makes a difference and we need your help to save more lives.

With each additional dollar you raise, you not only help save more homeless pets, but you have the opportunity to win great prizes! Check out the fundraising prizes you can win below!