Willmar Noon Lions Walk, Run, and Wag 5K

Sat June 1, 2019 Willmar, MN US 56201 Directions
Lions Park- Willmar Dog Park
1320 22nd Street SW
Willmar, MN US 56201

The Event

Furry, Family-Friendly Fundraiser

The Willmar Noon Lions Club is proud to host our 2nd Annual Walk, Run, and Wag 5k on Saturday June 1, 2019.  We invite you and your canine companions to this family-friendly fundraiser.  Choose to walk, run or wag for 3.24 miles or do a shorter alternative route.  The entry fee includes lunch for all human participants and doggy swag. 

A Pet Expo, from 9am to 11am is open to the public.  At the Expo, local and industry vendors will be on-site with products, demos, and fun for the whole family. 

The Purpose

The purpose of our event is to raise funds to support initiatives of Willmar Lions.   Our goals are threefold:

  1. Purchase additional dog agility equipment for the Willmar Dog Park
  2. Donate funds to Can Do Canines and Leader Dogs for adults and children with disabilities.
  3. Support local causes and Lion initiatives including sight and hearing conservation, fighting hunger and diabetes. 

100% of Proceeds Will Go Towards Lions Initiatives-Thanks for Your Support!


Event Schedule

9:00 am to 10:00 am

  • Check-in / Registration
  • Pet Expo

10:00 am to 11:00 am

  • Walk / Run / Wag Event
  • Pet Expo

11:00 am to 12:00 am

  • Service Dog Presentation
  • Unveiling of Agility Equipment
  • Lunch Served



Race Contact Info

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When is the Walk, Run, and Wag 5K?

  • The Walk, Run, and Wag is Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Willmar Dog Park.  The start time is 10:00, and the end time is 12:00 noon.

What happens if the weather isn’t nice?

  • This is a rain or shine event, so please come prepared for inclement weather should that be the case.  Hopefully we will have a sunny day!
  • Please note in case of severe weather, the WIllmar Noon Lions may decide to cancel or postpone the event.

When does registration begin and end?

  • Registration will open at midnight March 5, and will close at 5 am on June 1. 

I would like to participate!  How much is the race fee?

  • The race fee for participants ages 13 and older is $25.  Registration after May 31, 2019 will increase to $30.

How much is the race fee for kids?  How about my entire family?

  • For kids ages 6-12, the fee is $10.  For kids 5 and under, there is no race fee. 
  • There is a $50 race fee for a family of three to four.  After four family members, each member pays the standard rate.  For example, a family with two adults and 4 kids would chose the following:
    • Family rate =$50
    • Two additional children at $10 a kid= $20
    • Grand Total $70
  • Registration after May 31, 2019 will increase to $60.

If I can’t do the full 5K, is there a shorter course option?

  • Yes, if you or your dog are not able to complete the full course, there will be a shorter alternate route.

My dog really wants to participate!  What are the rules for my pooch?

  • All dogs participating in the race must be on-leash at all times.  You know your pet best, so if your pooch needs a little space from other dogs, or needs a time-out, please do what’s appropriate for them.  We want all dogs to have a great time!

I don’t have a dog, but I’d like to race anyway!  Can I?

  • Certainly!  In fact, Hawk Creek Animal Shelter will have dogs on hand that would love to be walked!




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