Run for Their Lives on June 14th at Montrose Harbor!

>>Register Here!

***The event is still on! If participating pets are exhibiting CIV symptons or not healthy by race day, we kindly ask your pet stay home and you run or walk in their honor. Funds raised by this event provide life-saving resources to rescue thousands of lives from the city pound.***

Please read our recommendations for bringing your pet and precautions around the Canine Influenza Virus to keep your pet safe. Click here for the full memo

Save homeless pets at PAWS Chicago and run in the chip-timed 8K, or walk in the pet-friendly 4K.

Participate and fundraise to help end pet overpopulation. 100% of funds raised benefit homeless pets. 

Please Register Today!

Register Here (click)

The event will take place rain or shine.

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All Participants Receive an Ultra Soft Participant T-Shirt and Shopping Tote

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Fundraise $125, Earn a Swag Bag, and Access to the VIP Fundraiser Post-Race Party!

All VIP Fundraisers receive: post-race party access | a standout lifesaver shirt | swag bag | mason jar | pet bandanna | sunglasses and more!

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Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors Who Help Make This Event Possible:

Presenting Sponsors:

Zoetis   Unleashed by Petco

Official Sponsors:

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Participating Sponsors:

Sit Means Sit Dog Training  Massage Envy  Blum Vets   West Loop Vet Logo     



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Campaign Progress

Lives Saved


Top Participants
  1 -  $3,000 PAWSTAR Badge Elly Greenspahn ($4,180.00)
  2 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Collette Cummins ($2,410.00)
  3 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Rita Edidin ($2,150.00)
  4 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Brian Granahan ($1,862.05)
  5 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge John Poppe ($1,835.51)
  6 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Erica Kazimir ($1,360.00)
  7 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Paul Hettler ($1,342.00)
  8 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Erica Wilms ($1,330.00)
  9 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Kitty Wilde ($1,265.00)
  10 -  $625 PAWSTAR Badge Michael Sinopoli ($1,130.00)
Top Teams
Recent Donors



Julie and Larry Weisler

Joey Cummins

Pat McNulty