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Support a Great Cause Supporting the Panting for Paws Race enables your company to be affiliated with this community athletic event, your company can reach hundreds of enthusiastic runners and their families and friends who represent a passionate and loyal base of individuals who return to the race year after year. We invite you to be a part of the various sponsorship and marketing opportunities the Panting for Paws race has to offer throughout the year. It is a tremendous opportunity to build brand loyalty and attract new customers. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Ravelle at

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  • helping paws story

    Fox Valley Helping Paws Animal Welfare Association, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, established a foster program in 1969 which rehomed orphaned animals into permanent, loving homes. Helping Paws incorporated as the first no-kill animal welfare association in McHenry County in 1971. The foster program outgrew its first facility and in 1995, Helping Paws moved to a new facility in Ridgefield. This facility, however, only had room to house cats. So, in 1998, Helping Paws again moved to a larger facility in Crystal Lake. The shelter's success in saving abandoned animals in McHenry County quickly outgrew the Crystal Lake facility, and in 2006, Helping Paws moved to a much larger facility with room for many more animals.

  • event information

    Pick Up:
    Noon - 4pm, October 30th and 31st at
    Helping Paws Animal Shelter
    2500 Harding Lane
    Woodstock, IL 60098

    Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up:

    November 1st, 2015
    7:00-8:30am at Lippold Park
    Race Times:
    *DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ends at 2:00am the night before race day so REMEMBER to set your clocks back for race day Nov. 1st!*
    November 1st, 2015
    1 Mile Fun Run: 8:30am
    5K Run/Walk: 9:00am (following fun run)

    Participants 13 or younger must be accompanied by an adult

    Awards for overall top male & female, and top three for each age group. Overall winners will not win age group award. Awards will be presented at the pavilion after the race.

  • course information

    Directions to Lippold Park:
    From Chicago:

    Take I90 West to RT 47, exit North. Turn Right on RT176. Park will be on the right approx 3.5 miles.
    From the North:
    Take RT. 31 south to RT. 176. Turn right. Park is on the left, approx ¼ mile past RT 14.
    From the South:
    Take RT. 47, turn Right on RT176. Park will be on the right approx 3.5 miles.
    From the East:
    Take RT176 West. Park is on the left, approx ¼ mile past RT 14.
    From the West:
    Take RT. 176 east. Park is on the right, approx. ¼ mile before RT. 14.
    Both the 5k run/walk and the 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at Lippold Park on a scenic path of crushed limestone. The course is flat throughout. Both races will start and end near the baseball pavilion in the northeast section of the park.

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