AVMA Trails for Tails 5k Run/Walk
Start: Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 7:00 AM (CDT)
Chicago , IL 60614
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (CDT)
Join AVMA members from across the country and your fellow animal lovers in the Chicagoland area in support of local animal shelters! Proceeds benefit the Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance (http://casachicago.org/). This year's event also welcomes you to walk with your furry best friend (must be on a leash)!
Proceeds benefit Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance.
Their mission is to reduce, and eventually eliminate, needless euthanasia of companion animals and to find homes for every adoptable animal.
CASA Members: The Animal Welfare League, The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago Animal Care & Control, Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation, Felines & Canines, Found Chicago, Harmony House, Lake Shore Animal Shelter, Lovin’ Life Rescue, One Tail at a Time, PAWS Chicago, Tree House Humane Society.
Trails for Tails will begin right by The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and goes north along the lake shore, where you will run past the Belmont Harbor dog beach. There couldn't be a more fitting route!
The museum is located off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway exit, just minutes north of downtown. From I-90/94, exit at Fullerton Parkway.
We highly suggest using public transportation, as many streets will be closed due to the Chicago Half Marathon.
Free parking is available on Cannon and Stockton Drive., or at Lincoln Park Zoo for a daily fee.
Metra - http://metrarail.com/
CTA bus routes: 151, 156, 22 and 76 serve the museum area.
"El" Train lines: Red, Purple and Brown - Exit at the Fullerton stop , the museum is 7 blocks east on Fullerton.
Please check for exact routes and schedules: http://www.transitchicago.com/
Packet Pickup/Onsite Registration
Packet Pickup: Will be held on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at the McCormick Center at the AVMA Sporting Events desk (Located at McCormick Place West - Level 3 - Hall F1)
5K Registration is available during packet pick up for $35.
Race day packet pick up will be available from 6am to 6:45am at the Registration/Check-in tent.
The runners safety is of the utmost importance. Therefore, bicylces, in-line skates, other-wheeled vehicles are not allowed. Dogs and Strollers are allowed, but only in the 5K WALK portion.
Please contact 5KEvent@avma.org
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized packages please contact Jodie Taggett at 5KEvent@avma.org
Schedule: 6:00am - 6:45am - On-site Registration/Check-in
6:45am - Warm-up
7:00am - 5K Run Race Start
7:10am - 5K Walk Race Start
8:00am - Music, Awards, Snacks, Refreshments
Top (3) Finishers, Male and Female in the 5K Run receive a medal. All children and dogs will receive a medal as well!