124. Dash for the Dogs to Shelter Animals in Need

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Let your dogs do the dashing during Animal House Shelter’s fifth annual Dash for the Dogs 5K run and family fun walk coming up on Sunday, May 17th, at Citizens Park.  Participants are welcome to run or walk with their dogs during the both the race and the family fun walk.  The event will raise much needed funds for the medical bills and other needs of animals in the organization’s care.

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Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the race will begin promptly at 9 on Sunday morning followed by the one mile family fun walk at 10:30 a.m. at Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road in Barrington, Illinois.

Pre- Registration available online now and costs $30 per runner.  (CLICK HERE to register.)  Race-day registration will also be an option, costing $35.

There will be bagels, fruit and energy bars for your enjoyment along with a delicious breakfast sandwiches after the race provided courtesy of Tore & Lukes.

The race course is certified and start/finish chip timed with results posted on Animal House Shelter’s website.  The top three male and female finishers overall and in each age group will receive awards.

Age groups include: 14 & under * 15-19 * 20-24 * 25-29 * 30-34 * 35-39 * 40-44 * 45-49 * 50-54 * 55-60 * 60 & over

All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt.  Day-of race registrants will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.

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All participating pets must be up to date on their vaccinations and well behaved around other dogs and people, including young children.  There will be many serious runners participating in the race so your dog must be well controlled and leashed at all times. You must also remember to be respectful of those participating in the race that do not have dogs with them and may need to stay to the back of the running pack when necessary.

Animal House Shelter believes every animal deserves a chance at a loving home. They say that’s why they take on many animals with injuries and medical conditions which require extensive and expensive medical treatment.  They invite you to help them continue their fight to give every animal a shot.  To learn more about the shelter, visit their website AnimalHouseShelter.com.

Photographed by Susan McConnell
Photographed by Susan McConnell

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