The annual chip-timed 8K run and pet-friendly 4K walk conducted by PAWS Chicago has once again been scheduled for 2015. It will take place on Sunday, June 14th at Montrose Harbor beginning at 9:00 a.m.
For a small time, the event may have been cancelled due to the canine flu that was rushing its way through Chicagoland. Over 1,000 dogs were infected and a handful actually died from the virus which turned into pneumonia in those cases. It seems as though the virus has been contained and dogs are now safe, so that the race can indeed go on!
If any pet parent and their pet want to participate but suspect that their pet is exhibiting CIV symptoms or not healthy in any other way by race day, PAWS Chicago is asking kindly that you back out of the competition so that all pets stay safe. If you still wanted to compete without your pet if they are sick, you still can in their honor.
Funds raised during this competitive event will help to provide life-saving resources to rescue thousands of lives from the city pound. There are ways to participate and fundraise without competing. By doing so, they can help end pet overpopulation. One hundred percent of the funds raised during this event will go to benefit homeless pets.
Be aware that the event will take place rain or shine. People that participate will receive an ultra soft participant T-shirt and shopping tote from Unleashed. For those individuals that raise $125, they will also get a Swag Bag and access to the VIP fundraiser post race party. They will also get a standout lifesaver shirt, a Mason jar, special pet bandana and even PAWS Chicago sunglasses.
PAWS Chicago has many generous sponsors that help to make this event possible. The presenting sponsors this year include the following:
· Unleashed by Petco
Their official sponsors of the event include:
· Lagunitas Brewing
· Lisa Family Foundation
· By Nature
· Hinsdale Pet Memorial Services
· The Professionals Moving Specialists
· Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center
The participating sponsors are:
· It Means Sit Dog Training
· Massage Envy Spa
· Blum Animal Hospital
· West Loop Veterinary Care
· Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.
· Pets First Veterinary Clinic
· Tucker Pup’s Dog Activity Center
· Road Runner Sports – World’s Largest Running Store
In order to get signed up, go online and Register Here (click).