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TEAM PAWS is a charity racing and fundraising team, benefitting PAWS CHICAGO, a national model and the Midwest's largest No Kill humane animal shelter. With TEAM PAWS' support, PAWS CHICAGO is able to rescue nearly 6,000 homeless pets and provides over 18,000 free or low cost spay/neuter surgeries, each year, to help prevent pet overpopulation. 

Member Benefits

  • FREE Race Fees 
  • FREE TEAM PAWS Singlet 
  • FREE Fan Club Shirts for Supporters
  • FREE CARA Full Marathon Training 
  • GROUP Fundraising Opportunities
  • REFERRAL Fundraising Credit or Gift
  • FREE Personal Fundraising Web Page & Support
  • GUIDED MENTORSHIP from a TEAM PAWS Shepherd 
  • DOG-FRIENDLY Bar Nights & Fun Runs with Shelter Dogs
  • VOLUNTEER Opportunities with PAWS CHICAGO
  • FREE Access to an Injury Prevention Hotline & Screenings
  • LIFELONG Friendships and Memories with Animal Loving Athletes
  • PRIDE in Saving a Life and Being Part of Something Truly Lifesaving
  • RACE DAY VIP PERKS Including Gift Bag, Private Space, Heated Tent, Post-Race Food and Beverage, Champagne Toast, Souvenir Flute, Music, Mascots, Photographers, Charity Medal, Fundraiser Gift, Prizes and much more! The TEAM PAWS team tent for the Chicago Marathon will be at the Congress Hotel this year!

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Race in a featured team event or any event of your choice

  • Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon-we will cover your race fee
  • Marathon-we will cover your race fee and training into the below races
  • Athlete’s Choice-run any race, in any city, state or country

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Refer a friend to join TEAM PAWS and receive an athletic store or massage gift card.

  • Recruit a new member with their own race entry, and receive a $50 sports store, massage gift card or $50 fundraising credit
  • Recruit a new members for a charity entry and receive a $100 (or $300*) sports store, massage gift card or $100 fundraising credit
*Referring members will receive a gift card or credit for every first-time TEAM PAWS member they recruit, who successfully completes their fundraising. Gift cards will be awarded as referred members complete their fundraising commitment and bonuses are based on the new member's fundraisng requirement.

Special thanks to the generous sponsors of TEAM PAWS:
  Massage Envy  Lagunitas Brewing
Campaign Progress

Lives Saved

Top Participants
  1 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Patricia Crawford ($5,005.00)
  2 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Kimberly Cozza ($4,146.00)
  3 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Lora Martyn ($2,153.00)
  4 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Kenneth Gasper ($1,841.99)
  5 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Eric Bruce ($1,780.00)
  6 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Katherine Hooper ($1,705.00)
  7 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Melissa French ($1,696.20)
  8 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Erin Miranda-Patino ($1,660.00)
  9 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Danielle Komen ($1,575.00)
  10 -  Milestone Purrsonal Gift Badge Meg LoBianco ($1,338.00)
Recent Donors

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Eric Bruce

VOA Associates Incorporated matching gift of Lora Martyn

Mr. John Nethery