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Thank You For Making WRW2017 A Huge Success!

Walk Run Wag 2017 is in the books, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to all of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and supporters. Your contributions go directly to help the Milwaukee metro area’s neediest animals.

Race results are available here.

Thanks again. See you at WRW2018!

Today Is The Day To Walk, Run and Wag!

WRW2017 is here! And the weather is forecast to be absolutely perfect for the race and post-race activities. Join us and help support Milwaukee’s neediest animals!

Register in person beginning at 7 a.m. at Hart Park. Runners planning to register today, please note: Day-of registration for all 5k participants, with or without dogs, closes at 8:45 a.m. We must cut off all 5k registration at that time to ensure we can get your information to the timing company to record your run accurately. Planning on walking? Don’t worry, there is no cut-off for registration for walkers, because your walk is not timed.

(Participants registering today will receive a WRW2017 shirt only until our supply runs out. We cannot guarantee your preferred size, or that you will get a shirt, if you register today.)

Registered in advance online or by mail? You can pick up your race materials beginning at 7 a.m. in the registration area. Look for the “packet pickup” sign.

Need a race map? Download the WRW2017 Race Map today to plan your day. We recommend parking on Honey Creek Parkway east of 70th Street (there is a lot of parking on Honey Creek east of 68th).

Race time is 9 a.m. Participants running without dogs will start at that time; runners with dogs and all walkers will start in separate waves immediately afterward as decided by the race director, so plan ahead and be prepared to be within earshot of the start line at 9 a.m. regardless of whether you’re running or walking.

And don’t forget all the post-race activities planned, including:

We wish all our runners a personal best today, and ALL of our participants an amazing day! A special thanks to all of our sponsors, our volunteers and every single supporter (this means you!) for helping to make WRW2017 a success. See you at Hart Park!

Join Us Saturday for WRW2017!

It’s almost time to get our wag on at Walk Run Wag 2017 and we hope to see you there. Advance registration for the event has now closed, but you can still register in person on July 8, the day of the event, beginning at 7 a.m. at Hart Park. Some other important information for everyone participating:

Early Packet Pickup is Friday, July 7th, 4-7 p.m. at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee, for anyone who has registered in advance by mail or online. We strongly suggest you bring a copy of your registration confirmation email, either printed or on your smartphone. The packets are alphabetically organized but occasionally a participant’s packet ends up misfiled. This has happened a handful of times, but we don’t want it to happen to you! Having the registration confirmation in hand makes it much easier to troubleshoot.

Runners planning to register July 8 before the 5k start, please note: Day-of registration for all 5k participants, with or without dogs, closes at 8:45 a.m. We must cut off all 5k registration at that time to ensure we can get your information to the timing company to record your run accurately. Planning on walking? Don’t worry, there is no cut-off for day-of registration for walkers, because your walk is not timed.

(Participants registering the day of the event will receive a WRW2017 shirt only until our supply runs out. We cannot guarantee your preferred size, or that you will get a shirt, if you register on the day of the event.)

Need a race map? Download the WRW2017 Race Map today to plan your day.

Race time is 9 a.m. Participants running without dogs will start at that time; runners without dogs and all walkers will start in separate waves immediately afterward as decided by the race director, so plan ahead and be prepared to be within earshot of the start line at 9 a.m. regardless of whether you’re running or walking.

And don’t forget all the post-race activities planned, including:

WRW2017 is rain or shine. See you there!

Important New Information For All WRW2017 Participants!

We’re just days away from the big event and we want to share some important updates with you to make sure you have the best WRW2017 experience possible:

Early Packet Pickup is Friday, July 7th, 4-7 p.m. at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee, for anyone who has registered in advance by mail or online. We strongly suggest you bring a copy of your registration confirmation email, either printed or on your smartphone. The packets are alphabetically organized but occasionally a participant’s packet ends up misfiled. This has happened a handful of times, but we don’t want it to happen to you! Having the registration confirmation in hand makes it much easier to troubleshoot.

Runners planning to register July 8 before the 5k start, please note: Day-of registration for all 5k participants, with or without dogs, closes at 8:45 a.m. We must cut off all 5k registration at that time to ensure we can get your information to the timing company to record your run accurately. Planning on walking? Don’t worry, there is no cut-off for day-of registration for walkers, because your walk is not timed and you do not receive a race bib.

We always have long lines for day-of registration, which opens at 7 a.m. Please plan accordingly. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun.

Why not skip the lines on July 8 and register in advance? Online registration is available through July 2 and adults who register online are guaranteed a WRW2017 shirt in your preferred size.

(Participants registering the day of the event will receive a WRW2017 shirt only until our supply runs out. We cannot guarantee your preferred size, or that you will get a shirt, if you register on the day of the event. Children, who register for free both in advance and on the day of the event, do not receive a shirt with their registration. Children’s sizes of the WRW2017 shirt can be purchased during the online registration process. Additional adult WRW2017 shirts are also available for purchase during online registration.)

This year’s eye-catching WRW shirt is guaranteed only to participants who register in advance, so sign up by July 2 to get yours!

Need a race map? Download the WRW2017 Race Map today to plan your day.

Oh, and another thing: thanks for your support! We’re looking forward to seeing you Saturday, July 8 at Hart Park. Don’t forget: Day-of registration starts at 7 a.m. and, for 5k participants only, closes at 8:45 a.m. (Walkers will still be able to register after that time.)

Race time is 9 a.m. Participants running without dogs will start at that time; runners without dogs and all walkers will start in separate waves immediately afterward as decided by the race director, so plan ahead and be prepared to be within earshot of the start line at 9 a.m. regardless of whether you’re running or walking.

And don’t forget all the post-race activities planned, including:

WRW2017 is rain or shine. See you there!

Don’t Miss Out on WRW 2017 Fun! Advance Registration Ends Soon!

Walk Run Wag 2017 is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to your support. Act now to register: You’ll avoid day-of registration lines and you’ll ensure you get a t-shirt in your preferred size (day-of registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt). Mail-in registration closes June 30 and online registration closes July 2.

Come for the 5k and 1- or 2-mile walk but stay for the post-race party! From 10 am until 2 pm, enjoy a range of activities and entertainment:

Don’t wait — register today and get ready to walk, run and wag with us on July 8!

WRW2017 Is Almost Here! Have You Registered?

Our Early Bird discount for Walk Run Wag 2017 has ended, but there is still time to register for this year’s big event. Register online or by mail today! (If registering by mail, please remember to include payment and a signed waiver. Download the form for details.) Remember, mail-in registration closes June 30 and online registration closes July 2.

When you register online, you’ll be given a chance to set up your own personal WRW2017 fundraising page — it’s fast and free, and you’ll get a custom link to give to family and friends.

If you’ve registered by mail, or if you won’t be able to join us on July 8 but still want to set up a fundraising page to support us (thanks!), it’s just as easy. Go to RunSignUp’s registration page for the event and click on “Become a Fundraiser” in the column of options on the left. You’ll be able to input your information and even upload images to personalize your page. Raise $50 or more and you’ll get a special t-shirt, exclusive to WRW2017 fundraisers!

You know you want this shirt. It’s yours when you raise $50 or more on a free custom WRW2017 fundraising page.

 

Time Is Running Out For Early Bird Registration!

Don’t forget, registration fees go up on June 1! So sign up today to save some cash and ensure you receive an official WRW2017 t-shirt!

Until June 1, it’s still just $25 to register for the 5k run, with or without your dog, or for our popular sleep-in option (you support the animals from the comfort of your bed, we mail you the shirt!) and just $20 to register for the walk.

As of June 1, registration fees go up to $30 for the run or sleep-in option and $25 for the walk.

Other dates to remember: Mail-in registration closes June 30. Online registration closes July 2. And, oh yeah, one more big date: Walk Run Wag 2017 is Saturday, July 8! We hope to see you there!

Got more questions? We’ve got answers! Visit our FAQ.

Be a WRW Fundraiser and Get This Awesome Shirt!

You know you want this shirt. It’s yours when you raise $50 or more on a free custom WRW2017 fundraising page.

That’s right: we’ve got a special shirt for special people participating in WRW2017. Raise $50 or more on your custom fundraising page and you get this adorable, exclusive, locally designed t-shirt.

I want it! How do I get that fundraising page? It’s easy! When you register for Walk Run Wag 2017 online, you’ll get the option to create a fundraising page. It’s fast and free and you can customize it with your own photos and your personal story about why you support us (thanks for doing so, by the way!).

If you registered by mail, or signed up online way back in January, you can still create the customized fundraising page for free here. It takes just a few minutes — maybe even just seconds if you type fast!

Remember: this shirt is available only to individuals who raise at least $50 through their official WRW2017 fundraising page. So sign up today and get that page going!

Sponsors! Rescues! Runners and Walkers…It’s Sign-up Time!

WRW2017 is right around the corner. Now is the time to sign up!

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this year’s event, please download our four-page WRW2017 Sponsor Packet which includes the sponsorship form and all the information you need to know about different levels of support. Whether you’re a large, nationally-based corporation or a fledgling local business, we’ve got a level of sponsorship that’s right for you. Please note: we must receive all sponsor materials before June 15; see sponsor packet for additional information.

If you are a rescue group interested in having a presence at this year’s event, please download the WRW2017 Rescue Booth Application; the one-page document includes the form to fill out and a quick primer about everything you’ll need to know before the big day.

Our sponsors and rescue group friends play a huge role in the success of Walk Run Wag every year, and we love you for it. Thanks for making a paw-sitive contribution to our community!

Still haven’t signed up to walk, run or wag at this year’s event? Don’t forget we have two different ways to register. Online registration for WRW2017 is now open, but if you prefer to mail in your registration, please download the form with waiver here. Before mailing in the completed form with your payment, please be sure to sign the attached waiver. We cannot process registrations received without a signed waiver. Thanks for understanding.

Early Bird pricing ends May 31, so take advantage of it now and make a family outing of the day. Adult runners, with or without a dog, register now for $25; adult walkers, with or without a dog, register now for $20! Children ages 10 and under always register for free!

(Only adults receive a shirt with paid registration; children’s shirts are available for purchase at time of registration. Any adult or child participating in the event, whether walking or running, must be registered.)

Feeling the WRW spirit? You can create a free, customizable fundraising page during the online registration process — it’s fast and easy. If you’re opting to mail your registration, or if you can’t be with us on the day but want to be a part of it all, you can set up a fundraising page here.

Want to show your WRW love around the office and neighborhood? Download our WRW2017 flyer to pass around to friends and family, put up on the office bulletin board and ask local businesses to display. Get your WRW2017 flyer here.

Thanks as always for your support!

 

Hey, Early Birds, We’ve Got Two Ways to Register: Online or Snail Mail!

Online registration for WRW2017 is now open, but if you prefer to mail in your registration, please download the form with waiver here. Before mailing in the completed form with your payment, please be sure to sign the attached waiver. We cannot process registrations received without a signed waiver. Thanks for understanding.

Early Bird pricing ends May 31, so take advantage of it now and make a family outing of the day. Adult runners, with or without a dog, register now for $25; adult walkers, with or without a dog, register now for $20! Children ages 10 and under always register for free!

(Only adults receive a shirt with paid registration; children’s shirts are available for purchase at time of registration. Any adult or child participating in the event, whether walking or running, must be registered.)

Feeling the WRW spirit? How about downloading our 2017 flyer to pass around to friends and family, put up on the office bulletin board and ask local businesses to display? Get your WRW2017 flyer here.

Thanks as always for your support!