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PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run

Join the Chicago Blackhawks at PAWS Chicago's 19th Annual 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Montrose Harbor! The 19th Annual PAWS Chicago 5K Walk/Run is Chicago's largest dog-friendly event, welcoming over 6,000 human and 2,800 canine participants who come together and take steps to save the lives of homeless pets in support of PAWS Chicago's' mission to build a No Kill city. PAWS Chicago's 5K Walk/Run welcomes athletes and animal lovers of all ages and experience levels.

Use promo code CHIBLACKHAWKS for free entry, while supplies lasts!

Register to Run/Walk for PAWS Chicago with the Chicago Blackhawks

What: PAWS Chicago's 19th Annual 5K Walk/Run

Where: Montrose Harbor: Grove 16

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • Registration/packet pickup open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Run starts at 9:00 a.m. / Walk starts at 9:05 a.m.


  • All participants receive an event shirt
  • Food/Drinks
  • Live entertainment
  • Kid's area with games & activities
  • Pet-friendly vendors and sponsors
  • Activities for your dog
  • Fundraise to win prizes


  • PAWS Chicago is a national model in No Kill animal sheltering, committed to bringing an end to the killing of homeless cats and dogs. As Chicagoland's largest No Kill shelter, and one of the largest in the nation, PAWS has helped to reduce the number of homeless pets killed in the city by 84 percent since its founding in 1997.
  • In just 20 years, PAWS Chicago has grown from a grassroots organization to a national leader in the No Kill movement.
  • In 2017, PAWS Chicago found homes for 5,371 dogs and cats through its Lincoln Park and Highland Park Adoption Centers and performed 16,237 spay and neuter surgeries through its Lurie Clinic and GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van. These two medical resources give PAWS Chicago the ability to provide subsidized spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and humane education to under-served families and neighborhoods that need the most help in controlling pet population.
  • Charity Navigator, the nation's largest independent evaluator, has consistently rated PAWS Chicago at its highest 4-star ranking for 15 consecutive years-an accomplishment that less than 1% of the charities in the nation have reached.
  • Events like the 5K Walk/Run are working to save the homeless dogs and cats who are still at risk. By supporting the Walk/Run, you are part of the solution to end the killing of homeless animals and are taking us closer to the goal of a No Kill community.
  • PAWS Chicago's 5K Walk/Run was named one of Chicago's Top 100 Events in 2016 and 2017, 2018, and Top 10 Athletic Events in 2017 by BizBash!

Raise $250 and gain access into the Hero Hangout, where perks include:

  • VIP food for humans and their pups
  • Beer & Cocktails
  • Prize drawings
  • Treat Bags filled with goodies
  • Interactive puppy play pen filled with adoptable PAWS Chicago dogs

Registration Info:

  • Standard Adult Registration: $50
  • Event Day Adult Registration: $60
  • Child Registration for 12 and under: $20
  • Dogs: FREE!
  • Automatic Hero: $250 - Registration and access to the Hero Hangout on race day

Additional Info:

For more information, visit or call 773-475-3315. Help save homeless animals, walk or run for their lives!