Thank you to everyone who attended Saturday's event. The event was a huge success thanks to your participation and support. We hope to see you again next year!

8k Race Results

Overall Results

Female Results

Male Results

Results by Age

Lace up your sneakers and Run for Their Lives (or walk with your pooch)All donations raised benefit life-saving efforts at PAWS Chicago. Join 6,000 animal-loving athletes and their pets who support PAWS Chicago’s No Kill Mission and the importance of spay/neuter to end the overpopulation of homeless pets. 

Please help PAWS Chicago save more than 6,000 homeless dogs and cats this year by fundraising $86 or more or registering with the $86 option. By pledging to fundraise $86, PAWS Chicago can spay/neuter one animal, in an effort to minimize the number of unwanted pets being born, thus eliminating pet overpopulation.

Registering with the $86 option or fundraising at least $86 by race day will grant participants access to our all new VIP Lifesaver Lounge where an array of food, snacks, doggie buffet and adult beverages will be available. 

The event will take place rain or shine.

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New this year-we're breaking records!

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PAWS Chicago thanks the generous event sponors for their support:

Title & Presenting Sponsors:

Zoetis   Unleashed by Petco   Purina Pro Plan

Official Sponsors:

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Participating Sponsors: 


Natural Balance   Massage Envy   Blum Vets   Pets First Veterinary Clinic   Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers  Yes Lifestyle Marketing  Sit Means Sit Dog Training  tp_logo.jpg  Immediate MD


Community Booth Sponsors: 

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Campaign Progress

Dollars Raised


Lives Saved


Top Participants
  1 -  $3,000 PAWSTAR Badge Frank Coco ($5,030.00)
  2 -  $3,000 PAWSTAR Badge Collette Cummins ($3,850.00)
  3 -  $3,000 PAWSTAR Badge Elena Martinez ($3,105.00)
  4 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Rita Edidin ($2,126.00)
  5 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Veronica Vrtis ($1,700.00)
  6 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Jenny Rhoades ($1,672.70)
  7 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Kim Carter ($1,615.00)
  8 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Erica Kazimir ($1,576.00)
  9 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Elly Greenspahn ($1,518.00)
  10 -  $1,200 PAWSTAR Badge Sandra Behrens ($1,505.00)
Recent Donors



Bill Pacella

JP Marchetti

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