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TEAM PAWS Chicago Member Benefits 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 along the race route!
 
  • TEAM PAWS Chicago Finishers Medal
  
  • PAWS Professional Board Membership Fee Waived for One Year  TEAM PAWS Chicago members will receive waived fees 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. 
 
  • FREE Entry into the 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. 
 
  • Guided Mentorship  Receive personal guidance from our seasoned pros, our Shepherds, who are not only past TEAM PAWS Chicago participants but also top fundraisers.  
 
  • Training Enjoy training and nutrition resources from our coaches and discounted training from our partners.
 
  • Fundraising Tools  Fundraising is easy with a personal fundraising web page, coaching, and resources to help you reach your fundraising requirements.

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.