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TEAM PAWS Chicago Member Benefits

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 tools & tips, and a community of support, all designed to provide inspiration every step of the way.  TEAM PAWS Chicago will help you finish your event and together we can achieve “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 the Virgin Money London Marathon will receive:
     Guaranteed Charity Entry into the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon  After you register with TEAM
                                             PAWS Chicago, staff will enter you into the marathon. 

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

     Official TEAM PAWS Chicago Top Fundraiser Singlet  Once members reach $3,000, they will receive their
                                             Top Fundraiser Singlet (color TBA)

     5 Official TEAM PAWS Chicago Fan Club Shirts  Use these shirts to easily find your biggest fans along the
                                             race route!

     TEAM PAWS Chicago Marathon Gift


     TEAM PAWS Chicago Finishers Medal

     2 Tickets to the TEAM PAWS Chicago PAW-sta Party Held on the Thursday of the 2020 Bank of America          
                                             Chicago Marathon Weekend (details TBD)

      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. 

                                           Fundraising Tools  Fundraising is easy with a personal fundraising web page, coaching, and resources to
                                             help you reach your fundraising requirements.

                                             PAWS Chicago Professional Board Annual Contribution Waived for One Year  TEAM PAWS Chicago
                                             members  will receive waived contribution 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. 

     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 our London team is
                                             Amanda Ellis.  About Amanda:

Amanda is originally from the Chicagoland Area and now lives in Southern Wisconsin.  She’s a wife and dog mom who enjoys running to save homeless pets and living life at her lake house.  She’s been a member of TEAM PAWS Chicago since 2015 and has ran in four half marathons, three full marathons and two Ragnar Relays during her time on the team and is looking forward to 2020.  She ran with us for the London Marathon in 2018 and is running with our Berlin team in 2019 with incredible experience in fundraising at high levels.  Amanda is also a member of our PAWS Chicago Professional Board.
Discounted Training Enjoy training and nutrition resources from our coaches and discounted training from our partners.

2020 Training Partners:  To be announced in fall of 2019.  Members receive discounted training (both virtual and in person) from our partners.

2020 TEAM PAWS Chicago Coaches:  To be announced in fall of 2019.  Available to ALL our 2019 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.  

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.