Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about Walk Run Wag

The Basics

What is Walk Run Wag?
When and Where is Walk Run Wag?
How is the money raised for Walk Run Wag used?

Getting Ready

How can I register?
When does registration close?
How will I know my registration was processed?
Can we register to do the run as a team?
When can I pick up my race packet?
I’ve registered but my plans have changed. Can I get a refund?

More Ways to Support WRW

Can I create a fundraising page to encourage additional donations?
How can I become a sponsor?
How can I help spread the word about WRW?

Day of the Event

What happens if it rains that day?
Where can I park?
Can I register on race day?
If I’ve already registered, can I pick up my race packet on race day?
What should I bring?
Can I bring my dog even if we’re not racing together?
Do you have a course map/What’s the race route?
Will there be bathroom facilities?
Will there be food and beverages?
Are there other activities after the race?
Is the site wheelchair accessible?
How is the race timed?
Who is eligible for awards?
Will there be a gear check?

The Basics


What is Walk Run Wag?
Walk Run Wag is an annual chip-timed 5k run you can do with or without your dog. It’s also a one- or two-mile walk for two-legs (you) and six-legs (you and your dog). Post-race activities include lure coursing and agility, vendors, pet rescue organizations, adoptables, live music and much more. There is an additional fee for some activities; other activity providers may request a donation. Food and beverages are available on-site for purchase.

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When and where is Walk Run Wag?
Walk Run Wag 2018 is at 9:00am Saturday, July 14 at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St. in Wauwatosa.

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How is the money raised for Walk Run Wag used?
Net proceeds from Walk Run Wag for MADACC support two goals:

  1. Reduce the number of animals taken in by MADACC through outreach, education and spay/neuter programs for the community
  2. Increase the number of animals available for adoption through facility improvements, enrichment and foster program support.

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Getting Ready


How can I register for Walk Run Wag?
Click here to register for Walk Run Wag 2018.

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When does registration close?
Registration will close at midnight on July 1, 2018.

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How will I know my advance registration was processed?
You will receive a confirmation email when you register in advance.

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Can we register to do the event as a team?
We do not have teams set up in our registration platform, but we definitely encourage getting a group together for race day!

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When can I pick up my race packet?
You can pick up registration packets at MADACC (3839 West Burnham Street, West Milwaukee) between 2:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday, July 13, 2018 or beginning at 7:00am on race day, July 14, 2018.

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I’ve registered but my plans have changed. Can I get a refund?
Your race entry is non-refundable. There are no refunds for canceled entries, nor can your race entry be deferred until next year. Walk Run Wag is a rain-or-shine event. Thanks for your understanding.

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More Ways to Support WRW


Can I create a fundraising page to encourage additional donations?
Fundraising for WRW2018 is now open. Registrants can create a fundraising page through Run Sign Up. Anyone not attending the race, is able to fundraise as well. Visit our fundraising page for more information.

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How can I become a sponsor?
We love our awesome sponsors! And thanks for your interest. The deadline to sponsor WRW2018 is June 15, 2018. All sponsorships received after this deadline will be charged a $100 late fee. Click here to view the sponsorship packet.

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How can I help spread the word about Walk Run Wag?
There are lots of ways to help, including downloading and printing flyers. Email friends@madacc.org to learn how you can volunteer on race day. Click here to download the Walk Run Wag 2017 Flyer.

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Day of the Event


What happens if it rains that day?
We get wet! Walk Run Wag is a rain-or-shine event. There are no refunds so bring your umbrella or raingear!

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Where can I park?
There will be plenty of street parking along State Street and on Honey Creek Parkway east of 69th Street.

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Can I register on race day?
Registration will be available the day of the event from 7:00am-8:45am at Hart Park.

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If I’ve already registered, can I pick up my race packet on race day?
Yes. You can pick up registration packets at MADACC (3839 West Burnham Street, West Milwaukee) between 2:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday, July 13, 2018 or beginning at 7:00am on race day, July 14, 2018.

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What should I bring?
Bring sunscreen! Also good to bring: a camera and raingear. We will have water for you and your pet. Plan on leaving valuables at home, as there is no gear check.

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Can I bring my dog even if we’re not racing together?
All friendly dogs are welcome, but please consider whether your pet enjoys large public settings with noise, lots of other dogs and people. If you think it would be stressful for your dog, you should leave him/her home. We recommend that all dogs’ vaccinations be up to date. Friends of MADACC greatly encourages spaying or neutering your pet.

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Do you have a course map/What’s the race route?
The WRW2018 race map will be available in the spring. You can download the WRW2017 Race Map if you would like to start training for that distance now!

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Will there be bathroom facilities?
Yes, porta potties will be located near the start/finish line.

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Will there be food and beverages available?
We will be announcing details for WRW2018 vendors in the spring. There will be food and beverage available for purchase though.

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Are there other activities after the race?
Participants are welcome to hang out and visit the exhibit booths and food/beverage vendors.

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Is the site wheelchair accessible?
While sidewalks and other areas of the park are paved and fully accessible, post-race activities will be set up in a grassy area.

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How is the race timed?
The 5k races are timed using disposable chip technology. Your chip will be attached to your bib. The walk is not timed so participants do not receive a bib.

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Who is eligible for awards?
Awards will be given to the top 3 males, females, males with dogs, and females with dogs.

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Will there be a gear check?
No, we do not offer gear check. Please leave all valuables at home.

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