Dash For The Dogs

An annual 5K run/walk and 1M fun run/walk

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Join us for the 10th annual Dash for the Dogs!

DateSunday, May 31, 2020
Location: Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL
Time: 7:15 am -12:00 pm
Check-in/Registration: 7:15 am – 8:45 am – Jewel Tea Pavilion
5K Run/Walk: 9:00 am
1 Mile Family Fun Walk: 10:30 am
Virtual Dash for the Dogs: run anywhere at any time!
Cost: $25-$35 pre-registration, $40 race day registration, free for children under 10 (no registration required)
$25 for groups of 10 or more (pre-registration only)

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Sign Up Info

Pre-register online now thru May 30, 2020.

Dogs are welcome to participate in the run or walk as long as they are leashed at all times, current on rabies and distemper vaccines, and have excellent temperament with other dogs and children. Strollers are welcome. Following the run and walk, we will have snacks, awards, and other festivities to enjoy.

Teams of 10 or more people will receive a discounted registration rate of $25. Please be sure to set up or choose your team when registering. Team members 1-9 will be charged the full amount at time of registration and will receive a refund once the 10th team member registers. The 10th team member and members thereafter will be charged $25.

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Become A Fundraiser!

We have a great community of supporters who rally behind our cause. Now you have another opportunity to help us save lives and spread awareness! Whether or not you want to run or walk in Dash for the Dogs, you can create individual and/or team fundraising pages online. You can earn prizes based on the amount of funds raised and all the funds raised will be used to help the homeless cats and dogs of Animal House Shelter.

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View Fundraising Prizes


NEW! Pledging Capabilities

New to Dash for the Dogs this year, is the ability to enable pledging for the race you are running. Pledges may be made in a fixed amount per your participation in the race. So ask your friends, family, co-workers, anyone at all to pledge a donation for your completion of the race this year!

More Info on Pledging

Become A Sponsor

Would your business like to participate in our event as a sponsor? This is a wonderful opportunity to support our cause and advertise for your business! We have sponsorship opportunities for all budgets and levels of support.

View our sponsorship opportunities here or contact Kylie at Kylie@animalhouseshelter.com for more information.

Become A Volunteer

We are currently seeking volunteers! Volunteer role examples:

Promotions, Parking Lot Attendants, Registration, Merchandise Sales, Course Direction, Water Station, Food Table, Cheering!

Sign up here to volunteer!

Race Results


Click here to view Dash for the Dogs 2018 5K race results.
Click here to view our award winners.


Live race results will be available. Check back on race day.


The top three male and female finishers overall and in each age group will receive awards. Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over. The first two dogs to cross the finish line will also receive a prize!

Help Raise Donations Everyday


With the Walk for a Dog and ResQwalk apps, you can raise money for Animal House Shelter every time you walk or run! Just click on the links below, download the apps, and choose Animal House Shelter as your charity. Thank you!

Walk for a Dog – every time you walk with this app, you give Animal House Shelter a chance to win $2,500!


Dash For The Dogs Course


The race course is certified and timed. It begins and ends in Citizens Park and winds through the beautiful Lake County Forest Preserve and Cuba Marsh.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!







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