Everything you need to know before Saturday’s Walk Run Wag! UPDATED

UPDATE: We’ve added several bits of news since posting this on Wednesday…enjoy!

As we gear up for Saturday’s event, we want to take a moment to say thanks to all of our great sponsors for supporting this year’s Walk Run Wag. We couldn’t do the event without them!

We also couldn’t do the event without you, our amazing runners, walkers, volunteers and fundraisers. THANK YOU!

UPDATE: Check out the nifty Walk Run Wag 2014 shirts! Did you register online? You’re getting one when you pick up your packet! Planning on registering on Saturday at 8 a.m. before the event? We’ll have shirts available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who register on Saturday. When we run out, we’ll take your information and get one to you after the event. We will also likely have some shirts for sale after the event even if you didn’t walk or run (or wag) with us. Watch this space for updates.



UPDATE: Don’t forget, Early Packet Pick-up is at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 20. And, thanks to American Veterinary Clinic, the first 200 people at Early Pick-Up will get treat bags! Can’t make Early Packet Pick-Up? No problem. Get your racing bib and t-shirt (if you registered online) starting at 8 a.m. at Hart Park on Saturday. Remember: race time for the 5k, humans only, is 9:30 a.m. The 5k for humans with dogs starts at 9:45 a.m. Are you a human without a dog who signed up for the human 5k but want to run with a human friend who brought a dog? That’s fine, but that means you have to start at 9:45 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. start is for humans only. The walk is two miles out and back. Don’t want to do the full two miles? Not a problem. Just turn around at any point. Walk Run Wag is all about having fun and helping animals.

And for folks who’ve asked, yes, there is still time to fundraise online before Saturday’s event. Click here to get started.

Speaking of this year’s event…let’s talk post-race activities! Many of our sponsors are providing extra services and support to make the day even better:

POST-RACE ACTIVITIES (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

UPDATE: Post-race activities are open to the public! You do not need to be registered for Walk Run Wag to enjoy them!

Agility: Big thanks to Agility Possibilities, which is donating equipment and time to staff a fun course for your pup for free! Donations are encouraged and every penny will go to help the animals at MADACC.

Lure Coursing: Big thanks, too, to For Pet’s Sake, which will be running a large lure course. It’s $5 per dog, per run (cash only, please!).

Pet Painting: Some folks call it “paw painting,” but we call it a bunch of fun. While You Were Out Pet Sitting will be running the “studio,” with all proceeds going to Friends of MADACC! Thanks, While You Were Out!

Microchipping: On-site microchipping for $20 and tags for $5 and $10. UPDATE: Lost Dogs of Wisconsin will also be on hand to check that your dog’s microchip is in good working order. Microchipping and tags are the keys to getting a missing dog home faster!

Vendors, rescue representatives, food trucks, beverage tents and entertainment will also be part of the fun!


Walk Run Wag 2014 received additional support from these sponsors, many of whom will also be at Saturday’s event, so please say thank you when you see them!

Modern Woodmen of America

Petco Foundation

Bark N’ Scratch Outpost

Mayfair Animal Hospital

American Natural Premium/Burlo Pet

Canine Cupids

NEW! Crisis Prevention Institute

Floorquest Delafield

Fresh Is Best

Fromm Family Foods

General Pet Supply

Golden Retriever Rescue of WI

High Hopes For Pets

Isle of Dogs

NEW! The Lovin’ Oven Pet Bakery

Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue


While You Were Out Pet Sitting Service

See you Saturday!


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