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Our PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run sponsors help us offset costs for our event by donating funds, goods and services, so that more funds raised can go towards saving the lives of homeless animals.  We couldn't do this event without them!  Our sponsorship deadline for 2018 has now passed but if you would like to be on our contact list for our 2019 event, please email us at  

Please plan to visit our sponsors' tents on event day!  Click THIS LINK to download and print our map, and please see all the great activities our sponsors have planned below!



THANK YOU to our Leader of the Pack, VCA Animal Hospitals, for your continued support of our PAWS Chicago 5K as our presenting sponsor!  This event wouldn't be possible without your continued support!  Stop by at the VCA tent to ask any questions you may have to our doctors.  VCA will also have a lot of great giveaways such as frisbees, squeaky Kong balls, leashes, water bowls, bandanas, slow feeding bowls, hand sanitizer and more!

                                                                                               HERO HANGOUT


For individuals who registered with the Automatic Hero Hangout option, raise $250 or more by May 31, OR members of a team with a fundraising average of $250 per member, they will gain access into the ultimate VIP experience, our Hero Hangout presented by Vital Proteins!  There will be beverages, food and prize giveaways that are ONLY offer in this area--plus our Heroes will get a treat bag filled with goodies (see our Treat Sponsor listing below)!  Please visit our fundraising tab for more information!   Thank you Vital Proteins for making this an experience to remember! 

Vital Proteins will also have a tent near the general food and beverage area.  Stop by the Vital Proteins tent for a refreshing collagen beverage and a surprise gift for your furry friend!



Stop by the Chicago Athletic Clubs’s tent for a chance to win free membership time! Dress yourself and your furry friend in our CAC photo booth for an Instagram-worthy moment! #PuppingIronCAC

Visit with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) to learn more about local running opportunities, and how CARA is working to support runners in the Chicagoland running community. CARA's mission is to advocate for local runners, and to provide opportunities for runners to train, race, learn, be social, and volunteer.
Stop by the Blackhawks tent to meet the Blackhawks Street Team, test your “shoot the puck” skills and win prizes! You can also enter your furry friend to win a Blackhawks pet merchandise package—winner will be selected and contacted before noon on race day!

Stop by the ComEd tent for energy-efficiency tips, rebate information and more ways to save! We’ll also have treats for our furry friends!

Duke Animal Hospital will have free pet related products such as portable water dishes, leashes, canned food lids, In Case Of Fire Rescue Our Pets stickers, and other pet related free items.  Dr. Duke will be at the tent to answer pet related questions and say hello along with several other staff members.  Several clients of the hospital will be present to talk about their experience at Duke Animal Hospital.  Lots of free goodies will be given away and a raffle for larger free items will be held.

Fleet Feet Sports Chicago is Chicago's running store, staffed by Chicago runners. Our representatives will be on-site to talk everything running. We can geek out about industry-leading shoes, apparel, and gear. We'll have demos. Heck, we'll even give you a post-race leg massage with one of our Addaday rollers. Want to talk about your upcoming running goals? We can help you crush them with our Chicago Endurance Sports training program. We'll tell you all about it. If you want to talk running, we're there to listen and to help.

Stop by the GEMS World Academy tent for great prizes, including water bottles, notebooks and more!

Stop by the LIFEWAY tent to spin our wheel for great prizes, including a Frisbee. We will also have yummy kefir for your pups!

If your pet gets injured during the PAWS 5K, please bring them to Pet First Aid station at the MedVet Tent to get medical service from the MedVet team!  MedVet will also be handing out pet-related promotional items.

Stop by the Wintrust tent for games, giveaways, and photo ops with Stewie, Wintrust’s Westie! Representatives from Wintrust Mortgage and Community Banks will be present tell you more about their services and offerings. Giveaways include collapsible dog bowls, dog treats and more!


Does fido need a place to cool and relax?  Indulge and relax in our NEW Doggy Oasis featuring shaded tent, doggy pools and dog massages, sponsored by PR Foundation! 


Walk your pampered pooch on our red carpet and have your photo taken in our NEW PUPP-parazzi Station!  You'll receive a digital keepsake photo with custom PAWS 5K frame courtesy of Paint Nite Chicago! 

Paint Nite Chicago will also be offering demos of their new Paint Your Pet offering and will feature fun interactive activities and giveaways!



Runners will line up FIRST at our Start/Finish line, presented by the DineAmic Group, starting at 8:45am.  After our run begins at 9am, walkers and their dogs can begin to line up at 9:05 for our 9:15 walk start.  This is also a great photo opportunity for you and your group as you finish our run/walk! 


Bring your dog through our complimentary dog agility course!  Staff from Tucker Pup's will be on hand to help guide your dog and answer any questions you have.


Come by Companion Animal Hospital's booth for Plinko and prizes! Grab a coupon for your first visit, get a treat for your pup, and meet our team! 

Stop by the Corner Bakery Cafe tent for a complimentary signature Cinnamon Creme Cake bite and a special offer to use at your local cafe.  Also, enter for a chance to win a Complimentary Meal for Two, valid at any of the 27 Chicagoland Corner Bakery Cafe locations. 

Stop by the Spaces Real Estate tent to grab some free merchandise from one of our very own Spaces Real Estate agents. They will also be handing out treats and merchandise for your pups at the tent! Stop by to say hi and see what Spaces is all about. 


Thank you DJ D Jones for providing your services and keeping the energy up at our event!

Stop by the LICKS® Pill-Free Solutions booth for a sample of our human grade, USA made supplements for your fur babies. Keep them as healthy as possible with our gel packets or bacon flavored gummis!

Stop by the Medical District Veterinary Clinic booth for fun (and useful!) prizes for you and free, yummy treats for your pet!
Stop by the PetPeople booth for free dog and cat food samples with coupons for future visits to your neighborhood store!

Stop by the ProxyPics booth to see first-hand how can you earn some extra money on your next dog walk, just by taking photos near you!


At Mile Marker 1 we will have our main human water station and first pooch pit stop water station, with supporters from our sponsor, Real Dog Moms of Chicago! 
At Mile Marker 2 we will have our second pooch pit stop water station, with supporters from our sponsor, PUPS Pet Club. 


Thank you FOX 32 for your continued support of PAWS Chicago and promotion of our PAWS 5K leading up to the event!



Stop by the 101.9 The Mix tent to play their prize wheel to win MIX-branded items, including travel mugs and pop sockets! 


Thank you Chicago Magazine for your continued support of PAWS Chicago and promotion of our PAWS 5K leading up to the event!

All attendees in our Hero Hangout will receive a Treat Bag provided by presenting sponsor VCA Animal Hospitals filled with the following items:

Bentley's Pet Stuff will be providing coupon cards with dog treats attached!

Chicago Magazine is providing complimentary issues and a free One-Year Subscription -- be sure to check out the amazing ad space they have donated to PAWS Chicago in this issue!

DMK Restaurants will have a promotional offer and dog tags attached!

Hinsdale Pet Memorial Services will be providing chapstick to protect your lips against the walk's sunshine! 

K9 University is offering a gift card valid for one day of dog day care WITH transportation included and extra poo bogs for your pup!

Perfect for muscle recovery for the dogs after the walk, this packet of LICK Athlete also features an informational booklet to keep your pups as healthy as possible!
Perfect for a sunny PAWS 5K, these Lifeway sunglasses will keep you looking cool!  They will also have a coupon for Lifeway Foods!

Mercury's Canine Cruise is giving a paw magnet clip with a coupon to their Canine Cruise attached!

Keep your pup entertained with this tennis ball and frisbee from Paradise 4 Paws and Pooch Hotel!
PartyAnimals.Site is providing scented sidewalk chalk -- great for the kids!

Receive a special offer to join ProxyPics!
The Pup House is providing 50mm carabiners with a coupon for a THREE free dog walks!
The Real Dog Moms of Chicago have donated dog treats and information on joining their group!
Rover is providing a coupon valid for 5 FREE walks (value $100)!
Sir Dogwood is generously making a financial contribution towards our event!
Sparkling Ice will provide free bottles of their sparkling ice, both in the Hero Hangout and in your Treat Bag!


Keep your pup hydrated with these collapsible dog bowls from The Stray Stitch!

Thank you VCA Animal Hospitals for providing our Treat Bags to store all these amazing items in!


Keep your debit cards safe and accessible with these debit card holders from Wintrust, in addition to a collapsible food dish!