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PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Montrose Harbor - Grove 16

Welcome to Chicago's LARGEST dog-friendly charity eventthe 23rd Annual PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/ Run!  Now in its 23rd 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 human and dog participants from Chicagoland who come together and take steps to save the lives of homeless pets.

 2023 Design to be unveiled Spring 2023!

All event participants will receive our event shirt!  Participants may opt to have their shirt(s) mailed to them 2 weeks prior to the event for an additional $10 fee or pick up in person either at our early pick up on Thursday, September 7 or the morning of the event.  And YES you may pick up shirts on behalf of others! 

Please note that shirts must be picked up before or at the event.  There will be no pickup or mail options
 after the event.   

EVENT SCHEDULE (subject to change as activities are secured)
7:30  Event begins and the 5K Walk/Run Route Opens In order to keep our guests safely spread out to enjoy the route, we will not have one official start time.  Instead, our course will open from 7:30am-10:30am for walkers/runners to complete at their leisure! 
Be sure to stop by the following areas:
A.  Registration / Shirt Pick-Up -- this is where you can drop off donations, pick up your event shirt and wristband
B.  Raffle -- purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win our 50/50 grand prize or one of our additional prizes!
C.  Agility Course -- take your pups through our pet agility course 
D.  Doggy Oasis -- does your pup need a break or to cool down?  Have them relax in the shade or jump in one of our pools at the oasis
E.  Sponsor Tents -- our sponsors will have games and giveaways at their tents so be sure to stop by them all

8:00   EVENT PROGRAM (main stage) 

8:30  PAWS Alumni Photo (main stage) For those who have adopted or fostered for PAWS Chicago, join us for our annual Alumni Photo!  Even if your dog/cat isn't at the PAWS 5K, you may still join the photo at the main stage.  Be sure to bring those red bandanas!  

10:30  5K Walk/Run Routes close
10:45  50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales End 
10:55  Announcement of 50/50 Raffle Winner / Closing Remarks (main stage)
11:00  Event ends

Our 2023 Course Route will be posted here once confirmed by the city
We will have a main human and pet water station at Mile 1 and pet water stations at Miles 2 and 3.  In order to keep participants at a safe distance, we will not have one official start time. Instead, our course will open from 7:30am-10:30am for walkers/runners to complete at their leisure!  Please note that for safety reasons, dogs are not allowed for those running, only those walking.  
Our 2023 Site Map will be posted here once finalized

Our site map will show where all of our sponsors will be located, as well as our Registration, Shirt Pickup,  and Raffle tents, Dog Agility Course, Doggy Oasis, Hero Hangout, and more!

There is plenty of free street parking along Simmonds.  Please be aware that lots and some portions of Montrose ARE paid/metered so please pay attention to sign postings.
For the safety of our guests, we will have Medics on site for our human guests and if needed, our Pet Medical Tent.