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TEAM PAWS Chicago Member Benefits for Shake Your Tail Couch to 5K
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 Shake Your Tail Couch to 5K will receive:

   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. (Value $60)  

  FREE Entry into the 2020 PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run HERO HANGOUT  Join our Top Fundraisers in the
                                          exclusive Hero Hangout for private gear check, food & beverages, goody bag, prize drawings and more. (Value

    Official TEAM PAWS Chicago Singlet  All TEAM PAWS Chicago members receive our navy singlet.  

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

          TEAM PAWS Chicago Finishers Medal   

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

   Training specifically focused on those training for their first 5K Enjoy training and nutrition resources
                                           from our coaches and discounted training from our partners.  Our partners also offer special training
                                           programs designed specifically for those training for their first 5K.

                                       PAWS Professional Board Annual Contributions Waived for One Year  TEAM PAWS Chicago members
                                          will receive waived contributions for one year if they join the PAWS Chicago Professional Board.  To see a
                                          listing of requirements and more information, please visit our website HERE. (Value $250)  

  Dedicated Weekly Fun Runs Leading to the event We will begin our weekly Shake Your Tail Fun Runs on
                                       Saturdays at 9am at Montrose Harbor
starting in April 2020

Guided Mentorship specifically catered toward beginner and first time runners  Receive personal guidance from our seasoned pros, our Shepherds, who are not only past TEAM PAWS Chicago participants but also top fundraisers.  Your Shepherds for the Shake Your Tail Program will be announced here. 
Fundraising Tools  Fundraising is easy with a personal fundraising web page, coaching, and resources to help you reach your fundraising requirements.

2020 TEAM PAWS Chicago Coaches
Available to ALL our 2020 TEAM PAWS Chicago members are the advice and assistance from our 2019 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.   Our Coaches' Bios, Photos and Information will be shared 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.