Sat June 4, 2022 Directions
Countdown to Race Day

5K Run (Timed)

$30 10:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration ends June 2, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

5K Fun Run/Walk

$30 10:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT Registration ends June 2, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends June 2, 2022 at 12:00pm CDT
Southwind Park, Springfield, IL

Join us for a fun day at Southwind Park in support of the Animal Protective League (APL).


Get ready to race and raise funds for the animals of APL! This year's race will include a timed 5K Run and a Fun Run/Walk for both you and your canine companions if you choose to bring them. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Register by May 6th to receive a free race t-shirt! You can even participate virtually if you would like! You must pre-register for the race this year by June 2nd. There will be no on-site registration. We will also have an exciting costume contest that you and your pet can participate in, as well as vendors and other fun activities! Mel-O-Cream donuts will be provided before the race for all participants!

June 3 - Race Packet Distribution 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at APL
June 4 - Race Day
  9:00 a.m. Visit with our Vendors! Limited race day packet distribution (no on-site registration)
  9:30 a.m. Costume Contest (winner announced prior to race)
10:00 a.m. Race/walk
11:00 a.m. Prize Announcements
12:00 p.m. Event Ends
Race Prize Categories
In person
Overall 1st Place 5K Female
Overall 1st Place 5K Male
Overall Canine – 1st Canine across the finish line
Overall 1st Place 12 and Under
Overall 2nd Place 12 and Under
1st and 2nd place certificates for the winning male and female in the following age brackets:
0-12 years
13-19 years
20-29 years
30-39 years
40-49 years
50-59 years
60-69 years
Costume Contest - Best Costume
Farthest run from shelter
Fastest time
Peer-To-Peer Fundraising Prizes
$100 -  Cooling towel w/APL logo
$250 – All of above plus choice of current APL t-shirt
$500 – All of above plus naming rights to a dog or cat
$750 – All of above plus personalized pet photo session w/Terry Farmer Photography
$1000 – All of above plus cat cage or dog kennel sponsorship
$2500 -  All of above plus special pizza party for team
$5000 – All of above plus team receives special recognition on Facebook and website; and custom team trophy
Race Contact Info

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Southwind Park, Springfield, IL


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