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PAWS Chicago’s 5K Walk/Run
Sunday, June 2, 2019
7:30am – Noon  |  Montrose Harbor – Grove 16


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Welcome to Chicago's LARGEST dog-friendly eventthe 19th Annual PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/ Run, presented by VCA!  Now in its 19th year, the PAWS 5K raises funds to support the life-saving work of PAWS Chicago, the Midwest's largest No Kill animal shelter. This event welcomes more than 6,000 human and 2,800 dog 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! The PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run is one of BizBash's Top 100 Events in Chicago and Top 10 Athletic Events in 2016, 2017 and 2018!

   

PACKET AND T-SHIRT PICKUP
 
Participants can pick up their shirts, bibs, Hero Hangout wristbands & cinch sacks (if qualified) and race day information at our Packet Pickup on Friday, May 31, 4-7:30pm, at the PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center, 1997 N Clybourn Avenue.  Participants are welcome to pick up items on behalf of other team members!

For those unable to attend, you will still be able to pick up your items on event day at the registration tent.  Please note that we will NOT mail out shirts after the event for those who do not pick theirs up (unless registered for the Cat Nap option).

 

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE
(will be updated here as activities are added)
 
6:00am    Volunteer Check In – Registration Tent

7:30am     Event Opens!

                     Day of Event Registration – Registration Tent
                     T-Shirt, Wristband and Cinch Sack Pick-up – Registration Tent
                    Donation Drop Off – Registration Tent

                     Hero Hangout Wristband Pick-up – Hero Hangout
                     All other tents and speciality areas – Event Site 

8:20am    Event Program at the Lollapalooza Main Stage, emceed by:

 
Sylvia Perez, FOX 32 Good Day Chicago Morning Anchor

  Michelle Alegria, FOX 32 Good Day Chicago Traffic Reporter
                   
                  Welcome by PAWS Chicago founder Paula Fasseas

                    PAWS Chicago Alumni Photo - we welcome all PAWS Chicago Fosters and Adopters with our Alumni pups
                    to join this photo!  Even if your PAWS cat/dog may be at home, we still invite you to join us!
                    Announcement of Top Fundraising Teams and Top Individual Fundraisers
                    Parade of Adoptable Pets


8:45am    5K Runners begin lining up – Start/Finish Line  Please allow TEAM PAWS Chicago runners (in navy blue
                    singlets) up front to lead the run


8:50am    5K Walkers begin lining up – BEHIND 5K Runners

8:55am    TEAM PAWS Chicago Runners Photo – Front of Start Line

9:00am    5K Run Begins – NO DOGS OR STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE RUN COURSE
               
   Immediately following Runners...
                   5K Walk Begins – DOGS AND STROLLERS / WAGONS ARE ALLOWED ON THE WALK COURSE.  NO BIKES   
                   ARE ALLOWED ON ANY COURSE.


9:20am    General Food/Beverage Tent opens

10:55am   50 / 50 and Prize Raffle Ticket Sales End –
 50 / 50 Raffle Tent (1 for $5 or 3 for $10) 


11am          50 / 50 and Prize Raffle Winning Tickets Pulled –   Main Stage
                   Gear Check closes

12pm         Event Closes


 

WALK/RUN ROUTE MAP
Click HERE to view and download!

Please note that because we use the same route, RUNNERS may begin lining up at 8:45 a.m. and are allowed up front.  WALKERS must line up BEHIND the runners. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE RUN PORTION! 

WALKERS and their dogs must wait until after the runners have started before beginning the walk portion (approx. 9:05 a.m.) Strollers and/or wagons (for both humans and dogs) ARE permitted but ONLY IN THE WALK portion of the event.  Please note that the event site is on grass and some parts of the walk/run route are on gravel.

 

SITE MAP
Click HERE to view and download (note subject to change)

New this year:  all participants will receive an event wristband that must be shown for entry into the event (southwest corner by the Registration/Check In Tent).  You may pick up your wristband(s) at early shirt pickup on May 31 or at the event.  Event wristbands must be shown at all times!


DOGGY OASIS

Pamper your pet in The St. Clair Hotel Doggy Oasis, featuring dog pools, shade and doggy smoothies from Protein Bar & Kitchen!
 
         
 

KIDS AREA
 
Bring your children to the Kids' Area for fun and activities!  Make sure to stop by for lots of fun including a children's paint your pet presented by YayMaker (first 50 children, must show registration wristband to participate)
 

PET FIRST AID STATION
 

For your pet's first aid needs at the event, please visit our Pet First Aid Station, the MedVet tent.

 
HUMAN FIRST AID STATION
 
For basic first aid needs, please visit our Registration Tent where we will have a first aid kit. For more serious needs, please visit our ambulance team.
 

GEAR CHECK
 
For all participants we have a complimentary Gear Check that you may use on event day that is open until 11AM.
 
 
PARKING
 
Free STREET parking is available at Montrose Harbor.  Please pay attention to any signs noting any no park zones (e.g. on bridges).  Because Montrose is still open to the public on that day, participants are encouraged to arrive early and to carpool.  Divvy, walk or bike (if possible) to allow adequate parking for participants traveling with pets.  Parking LOTS do require payment. 
 


DAY OF INFORMATION

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* Register for the event                                                                        
* Pick up your event shirt / exchange size                                      
* Drop off cash/check donations    
* Obtain basic HUMAN First Aid (e.g. band-aids)     
* Visit the Lost and Found (both items and children)                                            
* Pick up your cinch sack (raised $150+ by May 30)                      Registration Tent

* Pick up your Hero Hangout Wristband (raised $250+ 
   OR your team average was $250+ per member by May 30)      Hero Hangout Tent

* Drop off your gear before the walk/run                                           Gear Check (FREE)

* Obtain PET First Aid / Medical attention                                         Pet Medical Tent (MedVet Tent)

* Obtain HUMAN Medical attention (beyond basic first aid)        Ambulance Team     
    
* Get water for your dog/cool off in dog pools, enjoy 
complimentary dog massages by Artfit Dog Therapy Chicago
and doggy smoothies from Protein Bar & Kitchen                         The St. Clair Hotel Doggy Oasis

* Purchase PAWS Chicago Merchandise / Items                            Merchandise & TEAM PAWS Chicago Tents


* Customize your event shirt or dog bandana                               Merchandise Tent:  Rowboat Creative, Chicago’s premier   
                                                                                                                      screen printing, embroidery, and merchandising company, will be
                                                                                                                      on-site in the merchandise tent live printing and customizing
                                                                                                                      items using their state of the art hand-held printing gun during
                                                                                                                      the event. Stop by to see some live printing in action!!

* Purchase 50 / 50 Raffle Tickets                                                         Merchandise Tent & Volunteers walking around site