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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.

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.

How Do I Register? When Do I Get My Shirt/Bib? Where Do I Park?!

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers!

How do I register? While our online and mail-in registration options for WRW 2016 have closed, you can still register in person at Hart Park on Saturday morning, the day of the event, from 7:30-9 a.m. Please note we anticipate long lines and your preferred shirt is not guaranteed.

When do I get my shirt/bib/packet? If you have already registered online or by mail and received your confirmation email, you can pick up your race materials the day before the event, 3-7 p.m. Friday July 8, at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St. We recommend you bring a printout of your confirmation (or are able to display it on your phone); very occasionally, especially when one person registers several individuals as part of a team or family, our records do not match your name. Having the confirmation in hand allows us to look up your registration quickly. Please note, timing chips are attached to the race bibs, and only people participating in the 5k race receive bibs. Walkers are not timed and do not receive a bib.

Where do I park? Yes, it’s orange barrel season so parking is a little limited to the west of Hart Park, towards Tosa Village. However, there is still ample street parking along Honey Creek Parkway to the east of 70th St., especially from 68th St. east, toward Jacobus Park picnic areas. Due to the event course, you will not be able to park on Honey Creek to the west of 70th St. Access to Hart Park parking lots will also be restricted due to the event setup.

Remember, we’ll have tons of post-race events running until 2 p.m., so plan to make a day of it with your family and friends! Got a question not answered above? Check out our FAQ for additional information, and thanks for your support!

Tick Tock…Last Hours To Register Online!

We’re getting close to the big day! Still haven’t registered? Act fast! Online registration closes at midnight, Saturday July 2! Register today!

Is race time too early for you? We understand! Select the “sleep-in” option when registering online. You’ll support the event and get a t-shirt mailed to you after July 9.

Everyone pre-registered: You will be able to pick up your race packet on Friday, July 8, from 3-7 p.m. at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., Milwaukee. Packet pick-up is also available at the event site on race day, beginning at 7:30 a.m., but we urge you to pick up your material the day before to avoid long lines.

Day-of registration will be available at Hart Park 7:30-9 a.m. but we anticipate long lines and your preferred shirt size is not guaranteed.

Our mail-in registration option has now closed. Mail-in forms with signed waiver and payment needed to be postmarked by June 30.

If you have registered already, thanks! Don’t forget to pick up your race packet 3-7 p.m. Friday July 8 at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St. Can’t make it to early packet pickup? No problem. You can also pick up your packet 7:30-9 a.m. on race day at Hart Park, but be prepared for long lines.

Less Than a Month Till We Walk, Run and Wag…Especially Wag!

Yes, folks, we are less than a month away from the big day, Walk Run Wag 2016. And wow, we’ve got so much to share as the event nears. Remember, while you can register beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event, we anticipate long lines and we can’t guarantee your preferred shirt size. Register today to avoid disappointment (and to catch some extra sleep the morning of the race!). Online registration closes at midnight on Saturday, July 2.

You can register as a team or as an individual, but either way you can also set up a free fundraising page that makes it easy for friends, family members, co-workers and other animal lovers to support your participation (just follow the prompts when registering). Get more info about forming or joining a team here: WRW2016 TEAM flyer

Everyone pre-registered: You will be able to pick up your race packet on Friday, July 8, from 3-7 p.m. at MADACC, 3839 W. Burnham St., Milwaukee. Packet pick-up is also available at the event site on race day, beginning at 7:30 a.m., but we urge you to pick up your material the day before to avoid long lines.

Why should you join us for Walk Run Wag 2016 at Wauwatosa’s Hart Park on Saturday, July 9? Let’s count the reasons!

  1. FUNdraising! Walk Run Wag is a major fundraiser each year to benefit the Milwaukee area’s neediest animals. While we get tremendous support from our sponsors, the event’s success really depends on you and other people in our community who join us on our biggest day of the year. Thank you for being part of the event!
  2. Pick Your Pace and Number of Paws! Love to run? Great. Do the 5k. Love to run with your dog? Even better! Do the 5k with your pooch. More of a walker? No problem! You can choose a one- or two-mile walk, with or without your dog — and you can even change your mind mid-course! Not a morning person? Believe us, we understand. Pick our sleep-in option when you register and we’ll mail you your shirt after the event, no need to wake up early to join us in person — we know you’ll be there in spirit.
  3. Prizes! Prizes! The top runners in each category will receive a medal and some sweet prizes donated by a few of our sponsors (trust us, you’re going to want to run fast for these!). And whether you’re a runner or more of an ambler, we’ve got additional prizes for our top fundraisers. Individuals who raise $250 or more get an exclusive, limited edition WRW2016 swag bag that includes a hat, water bottle and other goodies. Top fundraising teams receive generous gift certificates to local eateries — stay tuned for more details.
  4. Post-race activity AWESOMENESS! From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., we’ve got lure coursing, agility, a photo booth and more, plus appearances by some of Milwaukee’s finest firefighters (we hear they’ll be handing out some kid-friendly goodies and also that, if you ask nicely, they might let you climb on their rig). We’ve got live music from the very fun band Past Midnight and also a DJ spinning tunes — they’ll both keep you moving long after you cross the finish line. We’ve heard rumors that some special guests will be showing up, too!
  5. You won’t go hungry (or thirsty)! Some of Milwaukee’s yummiest food trucks, including Truckmeister and The Falafel Guys, will be on hand selling scrumptious fare (including vegan options!). Leff’s Lucky Town will be there as well with a beer tent, because Wisconsin. Race participants can also cruise by a finish line snack shack for post-race nibbles.
  6. Neat-o vendors! We have plenty of local businesses not only supporting us on paper, but showing up to cheer us on! Stop by our vendor alley to check out their range of goods and services. Visit our Sponsor page now to learn more about the businesses and organizations planning to attend. Are you interested in being a raceday vendor? Act fast! The cut-off date to register as a vendor is Wednesday, June 22. Download our WalkRunWagSponsorPacket2016 for more information on how to participate.
  7. Heroic Rescues (and Adorable Adoptables)! Be sure to stop by and meet representatives (both two- and four-legged varieties!) of several of the Milwaukee area’s most dedicated animal rescue organizations. Learn more about their missions as well as foster opportunities and, of course, animals available for adoption.
  8. You’ll love the shirt! Have you noticed our new logo for this year? We think it’s a winner — and that it will look great on you when you wear your WRW2016 shirt, included in your registration fee (participants registering the day of the event are not guaranteed their preferred size).
  9. Family and wallet friendly! WRW2016 is a great event for families. Children can register for free for either the 5k run or the walk, and all of our post-race activities are kid-approved.
  10. Your body and spirit will thank you! Look, getting up early on a Saturday isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, but when you cross that finish line you’re going to feel great. You’re being active, you’re making a positive contribution to your community, and  you’re setting a great example for your family and friends. So well done, you!

Oh, and by the way, don’t be afraid of State Street construction! Yes, there a lot of orange barrels and detour signs in the neighborhood but that’s not going to stop us, so don’t let it stop you from joining in the fun! We’ll be posting additional information about the best places to park as raceday nears.

So, what are you waiting for? Register today and join us at Wauwatosa’s Hart Park on July 9 to walk, to run and definitely to wag!

WRW 2015 paper registration now available

Registration is really picking up for Walk Run Wage 2015 (don’t forget, May 30th is not that far away!), and most of our awesome participants are choosing to sign up online. But some people want to register old school style, by mail. No problem! Download and print our 2015 registration form by clicking on the link below. Don’t forget to sign and include the waiver when mailing it in — we can’t process your registration without it!

WRW registration 2015

Thanks for your participation!

 

Check out our new WRW2015 FAQ! Register now! Say hi at the Pet Expo!

Whew! Lots to do as we get ready for Walk Run Wag 2015. Join us!

Our Frequently Asked Questions page has been updated with information about WRW2015. Check it out to learn more about this year’s event and all the good you can do by participating, forming a team and fundraising.

Online registration is now open. Register today to enjoy our Early Bird Discount. Prices increase May 1!

Stop by and say hi to Friends of MADACC 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Great Lakes Pet Expo on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park. We will have flyers and paper registration forms for WRW2015.