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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!

Registration Open! Flyers Ready for Download!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi at our booth during the Great Lakes Pet Expo. Many folks asked about registration: yes, it’s open now, so register today! Remember, Early Bird Pricing ends May 31!

We’ve also had a lot of requests for flyers. Download our WRW2017 flyer here and print it out at home — use it to tell everyone you know about this great event!

Don’t forget: if you’re interested in joining the WRW2017 organizing committee, come on by Wednesday Feb. 8 at 6pm and join our monthly planning meeting in the conference room at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St. in West Milwaukee.

WRW2017 Registration is OPEN! Early Bird Pricing NOW! So much news!

Ready to join us Saturday July 8 at Wawautosa’s beautiful Hart Park for Walk Run Wag 2017? It’s time to register and take advantage of our Early Bird pricing:

Adult 5K (chip-timed) run, with or without dog: $25
Adult 1- or 2-mile walk (not timed), with or without dog: $20
Adult Sleep-in option (we get the support, you get the shirt without having to show up!): $25

Early Bird Pricing Ends May 31! Register today!

Remember, children 10 and under register for free for the run or walk; however, you must register your child for them to participate in the event.

Adults registered in advance for the run or walk will receive a race t-shirt during packet pick-up (we will post packet pick-up options soon). Children do not receive a shirt with free registration; however, children’s sizes of our WRW2017 shirt are available for purchase during the online registration process. Additional adult shirts and other merchandise are also available for purchase during online registration.

Adults: a shirt in preferred size and cut is not guaranteed with day-of registration; if you really want a shirt (and who doesn’t?!) you should register in advance.

Want to register old-school via snail mail instead of online? No problem. We will be posting a mail-in registration form with waiver for you to download, complete, sign and mail with registration fee. It is very important that you sign the waiver before mailing in your registration. We cannot accept your registration unless the waiver is signed.

WRW2017 Times To Know For Race Day, July 8, at Hart Park in Wauwatosa:
7 a.m. day-of registration and packet pick-up opens (Early Packet Pick-up will be available Friday, July 7. We will post details closer to the event.)
9 a.m. start for chip-timed runners without dogs
Chip-timed runners with dogs will start in a wave immediately after runners without dogs, at the discretion of the Run Manager who will determine a safe start time
Walkers with or without dogs will start in a third wave immediately after runners with dogs, at the discretion of the Run Manager
10 a.m. marks the start of post-race fun including lure coursing, agility and much more!

 

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Visit our FAQ or come say hi to us at the Great Lakes Pet Expo Saturday February 4 at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park. Friends of MADACC will have a booth there in Hall A (North) near Cat Alley and the Educational Stage.

Got enthusiasm? We love it! Why not join the Walk Run Wag organizing committee? No experience necessary, just a positive attitude and desire to make WRW2017 our best event yet! We invite you to attend our next meeting: 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee. If you have questions about volunteering, please feel free to email us anytime at friends@madacc.org with “WRW Volunteer” in the subject line.

Walk Run Wag 2017 Is July 8! And WE WANT YOU!

That’s right, folks, mark your calendars: Walk Run Wag is back and will be better than ever in 2017. Join us 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 8 at our previous location in Wauwatosa’s Hart Park.

Registration will be opening in the coming weeks. We’ve heard your feedback (thank you!) and are refining the registration process for individuals, teams and fundraisers, so watch this space for more news about how to sign up and different ways you can participate.

Sponsors! We love your support and look forward to working with you again. We will be posting our new sponsor packet soon.

And hey, are you a previous WRW participant interested in joining our WRW Committee? Or maybe you haven’t been part of WRW in the past but think it would be fun to help organize? (It is!)

We are looking for volunteers to join us now as we plan this year’s event. We have positions open for people with run management experience, but we also have spots open for anyone who wants to make a positive difference for the animals and people in our community — no specific experience needed, only enthusiasm is required!

If you’re interested in joining the WRW Committee, we invite you to attend our next meeting: 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 8 at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee. If you have questions about volunteering, please feel free to email us at friends@madacc.org with “WRW Volunteer” in the subject line.

We look forward to sharing more exciting news for WRW2017 very soon!

WE DID IT TOGETHER!

We just want to say another huge thank you to everyone who participated in WRW2016. Whether you were a hard-working volunteer, a walker, a runner, a sponsor, a vendor or just someone who heard the great music, saw all the happy dogs and people and decided to check things out, YOU made a difference. This year was our best-attended and most successful event yet. You helped us raise more than $42,000 to benefit animals in the greatest need throughout the Milwaukee area.

It was wonderful to see so many of our neighbors and their dogs enjoying a perfect Wisconsin summer day, both during the race and walk and afterward at the post-race activities.

A couple reminders for runners:

Official, searchable race results are available here.

If you were one of our top finishers, congratulations…if you didn’t pick up your medal yet, please do so by visiting MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., after July 18th.

We hope you will join us at Walk Run Wag 2017 to continue this positive work in our community. Also invited back: the weather! Stay tuned for details in the coming months about WRW2017.