We’re all ears…

MADACC alum Pullo wants to hear your Walk Run Wag stories. Photo courtesy of Central Bark Menomonee Valley.

MADACC alum Pullo wants to hear your Walk Run Wag stories. Photo courtesy of Central Bark Menomonee Valley.

 

Did you participate in Walk Run Wag last year? Did you bring along a furry friend who was a MADACC alum? Were you part of a team? What made you sign up? What made the event memorable?

We want to hear from you! As we get ready to bring you Walk Run Wag 2014, we’d love to hear your stories from the event in years past. Let people know what a great experience it is and share your personal memories. Email us at friends@madacc.org with “WRW stories” in the subject line and we might feature you on this site in the coming weeks.

And don’t forget to sign up for this year’s race to make some new memories!

 

Tick-tock, tick-tock…

Our Early Bird Discount for WRW Registration flies away in just a few short hours. Fees go up on April 1st…have you registered? Sign up now.

Once you do register, keep coming back to the site. We’ll be posting exciting information about new sponsors, new plans for race day activities and more info on how to make Walk Run Wag 2014 a great day for you and for the animals you’re helping!

Fees Change April 1st — No Foolin’!

We’re getting a great response from our community, with lots of people interested in signing up for WRW 2014. Many of you have already registered — thanks! — and taken advantage of our Early Bird discount on signup fees. For folks who haven’t signed up yet, this is just a friendly reminder that the Early Bird flies away soon! March 31st is the final day we’ll offer the discount, so be sure to sign up now! (Just click on the Run Signup icon on the right side of this page to register.)

If you’ve already signed up, have you already laced up? Now is a great time to start training for the 5k, especially if this is your first. There are plenty of great (and free) online resources to help you train. Here are a few to get you started (note: clicking any of the links below opens a new window and directs you to an external site that is not part of WRW or Friends of MADACC):

Pooch to 5k: a variation of the popular “couch to 5k” training programs that help inactive people train for their first run, this Australian-based site has great tips and a free training program for people who want to get Fido fit.

A Guide for Beginning Runners from About.com: includes an eight-week schedule to get you ready for WRW 2014!

How Not To Run Your First 5k or 10k: Need a laugh? Enjoy this somewhat snarky take on preparing for your first race.

Thanks for your support and get ready to walk, run and wag!

The Clock is Ticking for Early Birds! Plus: Running with Dogs and more!

If you haven’t signed up yet for Walk Run Wag 2014, remember that our Early Bird Discount runs only through March 31. That’s less than three weeks away! Register today online or by mail to take advantage of the event’s best pricing.

And, speaking of running, WRW is one of the few sports events in our area that you can enjoy with your dog. Most dogs are, in fact, terrific run buddies, and can motivate you to lace on the sneakers even when the weather is lousy or you’re pressed for time. Runner’s World compiled several articles on a special Running with Dogs hubpage: check it out to get inspired and pick up tips to help you and your dog make the most of a fun and fit activity.

Stopping by the St. Patrick’s Day parade through downtown Milwaukee at noon on Saturday, March 15th? Be sure to say hi to some MADACC alums and volunteers who will be marching in the parade and spreading the word about WRW 2014.

Hey, can I register for WRW 2014 by mail? Yes, you can!

If you’re interested in registering for this year’s Walk Run Wag by mail, just download and print the paper version of our registration form:

WRW registration 2014

All the directions are right on the form, as well as the mailing address, pricing, t-shirt sizing info and everything else you need to know. Be sure to sign and return the waiver that’s also part of the registration form — and don’t forget to include your check! We can’t process registrations received without a signed waiver and payment. If you want to go the paper registration route, do it SOON to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount, good through March 31st.

This Valentine’s Day, Show Your Love…for Walk Run Wag!

We’ve been getting a great response from people interested in promoting WRW in their neighborhoods and workplaces. A lot of folks have asked “can we put up a flyer?” As far as we’re concerned, of course you can! Choose from either an 11×17″ poster-size or a version that prints four pocket-sized posters per 8.5×11″ page. Just make sure to get an official okay from business owners, your boss or whoever owns the surface you want to adorn with WRW info before posting. And thanks for your support!

WRW 2014 Flyers:

WRW 11×17 Poster 2014

WRW_2014_flyer 8.5×11 4up 5k5kwDogWalk

The Early Bird gets the discount!

We had a great turnout this past Superbowl weekend at both the Great Lakes Pet Expo and Multisport Expo — a big thanks to all our volunteers and to everyone who stopped by our tables to say hello and sign up for Walk Run Wag 2014.

Did the snow keep you home? Don’t worry — there is still time to register online and take advantage of our Early Bird pricing, now through March 31. Just click on the registration link on the right side of this page.

Watch this space for continued updates and some exciting surprises about this year’s event!

Register in person for WRW 2014 this weekend? YES, YOU CAN!

We’re looking forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends at a pair of Walk Run Wag 2014 sign-up events this Superbowl weekend! We’ll have WRW organizers and past participants on hand to answer questions and yes, of course we will have some furry MADACC alums to show their appreciation for your support with tail wags and kisses.

And yes! In-person registration for WRW 2014 will be available!

That’s right…we’ll have paper sign-up forms on hand for anyone who prefers to register the old-fashioned way. Our special Early Bird discount applies both to online and in-person registrations through March 31.

So come on down to State Fair Park this weekend and visit the WRW 2014 tables at the Great Lakes Pet Expo (Saturday) and Great Lakes Multisport Expo (Saturday and Sunday)!

Great Lakes Pet Expo

10 am to 5 pm, Saturday February 1st

Wisconsin Expo Center, State Fair Park

640 S. 84th St, West Allis

 

Great Lakes Multisport, Cycling and Running Expo

10 am to 6 pm Saturday February 1st and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday February 2nd

Wisconsin State Fair Park Pavilion

8600 Greenfield Ave., West Allis

This Superbowl Weekend: Stop By and Say Hi!

Got a question about what it’s like to participate in Walk Run Wag? Need more information about the joining the fun? Be sure to stop by and chat with us at not one but two great Milwaukee events this Superbowl weekend!

Look for our Walk Run Wag tables at both the Great Lakes Pet Expo and the Great Lakes Multisport, Cycling and Running Expo. Talk to Friends of MADACC volunteers about WRW and meet some four-legged MADACC alums who’ve found their forever homes with help from people like you.

Great Lakes Pet Expo

10 am to 5 pm, Saturday February 1st

Wisconsin Expo Center, State Fair Park

640 S. 84th St, West Allis

Great Lakes Multisport, Cycling and Running Expo

10 am to 6 pm Saturday February 1st and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday February 2nd

Wisconsin State Fair Park Pavilion

8600 Greenfield Ave., West Allis

See you there!

Registration for 2014′s Walk Run Wag event is now open!

Start the new year right by signing up here to participate in our 2014 event. Get in on our Early Bird Special, set up your individual fundraising page and shop for Walk, Run, Wag and Friends of MADACC swag!

Early Bird Registration Fees (through March 31st):

5K run, adult: $20 + $2.50 SignUp fee

5K run, adult with dog: $20 + $2.50 SignUp fee

2 Mile Walk, adult: $15 + $2.50 SignUp fee

Children’s Run: FREE!

Children’s Run with dog: FREE!

Children’s Walk: FREE!

Please note this year’s online registration will be done through RunSignUp, which promises a faster, easier sign-up process.

Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC 2014

Saturday, June 21

Start times:

Chip-timed 5k run (for participants without dogs): 9:30am

Chip-timed 5k run for participants with dogs: 9:45am

Walk: 10am

Hart Park

7300 Chestnut Street

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Register now and show your support for Milwaukee’s animals most in need!

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