Join us for the 13 th annual Panting for Paws 5K and 1 Mile Family Run/Walk at
Lippold Park in Crystal Lake on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This event is for runners
and walkers of all ages and fitness levels who want to support homeless animals!
Feeling competitive? The 5K is for runners and walkers. Your race will be chip timed
(CARA certified). For the 5K race, medals and prizes will be awarded to top female and
top male runner. Medals will also be awarded to the top three female and top three male
finishers in the 5K in the following age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80 & over.
Don’t feel like running a 5K? Sign up for the 1 Mile Family Run/Walk. This event is
untimed and you can participate with your dog(s) too! Get all the awesome perks
including a long sleeve performance shirt and hang out with your BFF (best furry
friend)! There is no additional cost for dogs. NOTE: Well-behaved and socialized dogs
who are 6 months and older are welcome to participate. Only 1 dog per adult handler
and ALL dogs MUST always be on leash (no longer than 6′) during the event and while
at Lippold Park.
Participants can run individually or even form a team with family, friends or co-workers.
You can even set up your own fundraising page to gather donations and help raise even
more for the animals at Helping Paws.
After the races and during the awards ceremony, everyone is welcome to join us for
refreshments. We will be also be serving beer (for participants who are 21+).
Of course, there will be other snacks including bananas, bagels and more.
Special swag will be given out to the first 150 registrations.
NOTE: Due to the size of the 5K race and safety of all participants, strollers and dogs
are NOT allowed on the course. You can participate in the 1 Mile Family Run/Walk with
strollers and/or dogs who are people- and dog-friendly.
The course starts and finishes near the large pavilion near the softball fields. The
course is flat and primarily crushed limestone.
Online registration is open here.
Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities
Becoming a sponsor at Helping Paws events helps us continue our mission. Your support keeps costs down and allows us to rescue and care for more homeless pets before they get adopted to loving homes. We have a variety of sponsor opportunities. Please contact Kathy at email@example.com for more information or if you have any questions.