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Helping Paws is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Panting for Paws 5K and added this year our first 10K!
In order to better accommodate our participants we have decided to add a 10K for runners wanting to take a longer stride, so we will no longer be offering the 1 mile as in years past.
All athletes will be chip timed with disposable bib# chip timing by Crossroads Events and Timing.
Join us after the event for post-race food and refreshments! This year we will also have beer for those 21 and older!
Be sure to register early for special swag! We will have unique special swag for the 1st 100 participants that register for the race!
Packet Pickup:
Friday October 8th 1p.m. – 7p.m.
The Running Depot 30 N Williams St, Crystal Lake, IL
Saturday October 9th 7a.m. – 8:15a.m.
Lippold Park 851 IL-176, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Race Start Times:
10K:  8:20 am
 5K:   8:30 am
Any inquiries can be sent to kathy@helpingpaws.net


Online registration is open here.

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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 kathy@helpingpaws.net for more information or if you have any questions.

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