Sun August 30, 2020 Barrington, IL US 60010 Directions

5K Run/Walk

$35 9:00AM CDT Price increases after August 29, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

1 Mile Family Fun Walk

$35 10:30AM CDT Price increases after August 29, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual Dash for the Dogs

$35 Registration ends August 19, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
511 Lake Zurich Road
Citizens Park, Jewel Tea Pavilion
Barrington, IL US 60010

Dash for the Dogs 

Animal House Shelter's 10th Annual 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk!


Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter in Huntley, IL. Dash for the Dogs allows us to raise funds necessary to cover the cost of our animals’ medical expenses and overall care.


*******Date: Sunday, August 30th, 2020******** (New date due to COVID-19)


Location: Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010


Event Time: 7:15 am - 12:00 pm

          Check-in/Registration: 7:15 am to 8:45 am (in Jewel Tea Pavilion) [NOTE: Registration for the 1 Mile Family Fun Walk will remain open until 10:15 am]

          5K Run/Walk: 9:00 am

          Awards: 10:00 am

          1 Mile Family Fun Walk: 10:30 am


Cost: $25-$35 pre-registration, $40 race day registration, free for children under 10 years old

          $25 for groups of 10 or more who register online
          Earn a $10 refund for every 5 people who register with your referral link (provided once you register)


Can't make the event? You can register for our Virtual Dash for the Dogs and run anywhere at any time! We'll ship you an official Dash for the Dogs t-shirt and race bag the week of September 1st!

Our race course is certified and timed. The top three female and male finishers in each age group receive medals. The top overall female and male finishers receive a special award. The first dog to cross the finish line will also receive a prize!


Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over.

Dogs are welcome to participate in the run or walk as long as they are leashed at all times, current on rabies and distemper vaccines, and have excellent temperament with other dogs and children. The first 25 dogs to arrive with a registered person will receive a goodie bag! Strollers are welcome in the run and walk. Following the run and walk we will have food, medals, awards and other festivities for people to enjoy. We will also be acknowledging our top fundraisers!


All finishers will receive a participation medal! 


We invite you to create your own fundraising page to help us save lives and spread awareness. This is a great option for those who choose not to run or walk in the 5k. Check out our prizes for fundraisers!


About Animal House Shelter

Animal House Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter. We rescue 98% of our dogs and cats from animal control facilities with high rates of euthanasia. We rescue animals regardless of age, breed, or known health problems and rehabilitate them mentally and physically. We provide full veterinary care to all of our animals which can include surgeries and procedures costing thousands of dollars. Animal House Shelter is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We have rescued over 45,000 dogs and cats since we opened in 2002. 

Address: Animal House Shelter, 13005 Ernesti Road, Huntley, IL 60142                                                                 

Hours: Sunday - Friday 11 am - 7 pm and Saturday 9 am - 7 pm. Website:


About Animal Rescue

For every animal we rescue, there are hundreds more that we have to turn away due to limited space and resources. Each year, about 7.3 million dogs and cats enter animal shelters nationwide and another 2.7 million are euthanized. That’s 7,397 dogs and cats being euthanized each day! We can do more with your help. Please help Animal House Shelter continue to save the lives of so many homeless animals.


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