Dash for the Dogs 5K Run/Walk with Animal House Shelter

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It’s a race that’s literally for the dogs! Bring your favorite 4-legged friends and join Animal House Shelter for their 9th annual Dash for the Dogs 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk on Sunday, May 19th at Citizens Park in Barrington. This event helps raise funds to support Animal House Shelter’s mission to rescue all breeds of dogs and cats regardless of age or medical condition. Animal  House Shelter has rescued over 45,000 animals since they were established in 2002.

Click here to register and review race details.

  • Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Location: Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL
  • Time: 6:15 am -11:00 am
  • Check-in/Registration: 6:15 am to 7:45 am (in Jewel Tea Pavilion)
  • 5K Run/Walk: 8:00 am, Awards: 9:00 am, 1 Mile Walk: 9:45 am
  • Cost: $25-$35 pre-registration, $40 race day registration, free for children under age 10
    • $25 for groups of 10 or more who register online
    • Earn a $10 refund for every 5 people who register with your referral link (provided once you register)
  • Contact: Kylie Moran – kylie@animalhouseshelter.com

The race course is certified and timed. Top 3 male and female finishers overall and in each age group will receive awards. Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over. The first two dogs to cross the finish line will also receive a prize!

* Most photos by Lauren Fitzgerald


Pre-register online from now – May 18, 2018. Register early for the best rate!

Teams of 10 or more people will receive a discounted registration rate of $25. You must set up your team/choose your team when registering. Please note, team members 1-9 will be charged the full amount and receive a refund once the 10th team member registers. The 10th team member and members thereafter will be charged $25. Don’t forget to create a group fundraising page as well!

Click the link below to register for Dash for the Dogs 2019.


Can’t make the event, you can register for our Virtual Dash for the Dogs and run anywhere at any time! We’ll ship you an official Dash for the Dogs t-shirt and race bag the week of May 20th!


We have a great community of supporters who rally behind our cause. Now you have another opportunity to help us save lives and spread awareness! Whether or not you want to run or walk in Dash for the Dogs, you can create individual and/or team fundraising pages online. There will be prizes for top fundraisers.

Click the link below to set up your fundraising page.

If you would like to donate prizes, contact Kylie Moran at kylie@animalhouseshelter.com.


Would your business like to participate in our event as a sponsor? This is a wonderful opportunity to support our cause and advertise for your business!

Click the link below to be redirected to the race registration website and view sponsorship packages.


Contact Kylie Moran at kylie@animalhouseshelter.com or 224-358-6611 for more information.


They are currently seeking volunteers to help with everything! Some positions for example:

Promotions, Set up of tents and event tables, Parking lot attendants, Registration, T-shirt sales, Course direction, Water tables, Food table

If you would like to volunteer, contact Kylie Moran at kylie@animalhouseshelter.com.

About Animal House Shelter: Located at 13005 Ernesti Road in Huntley, Illinois, Animal House Shelter, Inc is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), no-Kill shelter for all breeds of dogs and cats. Their mission is to rescue abused and neglected dogs and cats and rehabilitate them mentally & physically in order to place them with the best new family. Animal House Shelter rescues 98% of their dogs from high ‘kill’ shelters, pounds and various animal control facilities in which they are usually listed as strays, and almost always scheduled to be euthanized. Learn more at AnimalHouseShelter.com.

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