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TEAM PAWS Chicago Member Perks for Athlete’s Choice
TEAM PAWS Chicago is dedicated to helping you achieve your personal athletic goals while making a difference in the lives of homeless animals.  All members receive access to professional training, fundraising coaching, community of support, and inspiration every step of the way.  TEAM PAWS Chicago will help you finish your event and together we can achieve the building of No Kill communities, end the overpopulation of homeless animals, and transform animal welfare.

Below is a listing of all the perks TEAM PAWS Chicago members participating in Athlete’s Choice will receive:

     Official TEAM PAWS Chicago Singlet  All TEAM PAWS Chicago members receive a TEAM PAWS Navy singlet.

     Official TEAM PAWS Chicago Fan Club Shirt  Use this shirt to easily find your biggest fan on the race route!

              TEAM PAWS Chicago Finishers Medal

     FREE Entry into the 2020 PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run  All TEAM PAWS Chicago members will receive one 
                                             complimentary registration into Chicago’s largest dog-friendly walk.  We will also have a group photo and
                                             members get to start at the front of the runners’ corral. 

     Social Events  Meet fellow team members on fun runs, happy hours, dog-friendly events, and group
                                             fundraising opportunities. 

    PAWS Professional Board Annual Contribution Waived for One Year  TEAM PAWS Chicago members will
                                            receive their annual contribution requirement waived for one year if they join the PAWS Chicago Professional
                                            Board (value $250).  To see a listing of requirements and more information, please visit our website HERE. 
   Fundraising Tools  Fundraising is easy with a personal fundraising web page, coaching, and resources to
                                           help you reach your fundraising requirements.

  Guided Mentorship  Receive personal guidance from our seasoned pros, our Shepherds, who are not only past TEAM PAWS Chicago participants but also top fundraisers.  Your Shepherd for Athlete's Choice will be announced here once secured 

Discounted Training Enjoy training and nutrition resources from our coaches and discounted training from our partners.

2019 Training Partners:  Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) and Chicago Endurance Sports (CES) are long time supporters of TEAM PAWS Chicago, offering discounted group and virtual training options to our members!
Since its start in 1989, CARA has helped tens of thousands of runners complete the 26.2-mile course in Chicago and at other fall races.  CARA has helped aspiring marathoners and seasoned veterans alike make it to the finish line, and they can help you too!  CARA is conquering the winter months with their Power of the Group.  Prepare for April and May marathons through CARA’s group training program that offers you the support, community and resources you need to successfully reach 26.2.  For more information, visit their website HERE.
CES and their dedicated coaches have guided athletes of ALL levels across the finish line of the Berlin, Chicago and NYC Marathons for over 17 years.  Their program will prepare you for the race, no matter what your experience level is. Looking for a PR? Their coaches will challenge you with challenging, effective, smart training!  For more information, visit their website HERE.

2020 TEAM PAWS Chicago Coaches
Available to ALL our 2020 TEAM PAWS Chicago members are the advice and assistance from our 2020 Coaches who generously donate their time and expertise to our members.  Our coaches answer members’ general questions on running, nutrition, training, race day, etc. for FREE.  In addition to also offering our members discounted training, they host FREE clinics, fun runs and other events for our members throughout the year.   Coach photos and bios will be added here soon!

Please note that perks vary across events and are based on the featured race type and minimum fundraising level.  TEAM PAWS Chicago recognizes that not everyone will be able to take advantage of all perks (for example, those who live outside of Chicago) but we are unable to adjust minimum fundraising requirements for those who do not take advantage of the perks offered.  If you raise over the minimum commitment and reach a different race's minimum, you will not receive those perks.  Instead, you will be eligible for fundraising prizes for going above and beyond your minimum requirement.  You may only receive the perks associated with the race you register for.  Perks are non-transferable and offered to registered TEAM PAWS Chicago members only.