25th Annual Makin' Strides for Strays Walkathon A Fundraiser To Benefit Homeless Pets

Thanks to everyone who walked with us, sponsored the event or donated to our cause!  It was a huge success!  Check back soon for event photos!

Date: Sunday, May 6th
Time:  Registration starts at 8:30am.  The walk commences at 9:30am.
Where:  Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL

Bring your best pal and join A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter for our 25th Anniversary Walkathon!  You won’t want to miss out on all the fun activities.  It’s a great time for the whole family!

You’ll enjoy:

  • Hot coffee and donuts prior to the race
  • A 2.5 mile walk through downtown Naperville
  • Snacks for walkers (provided by Trader Joe’s)
  • Music
  • Face painting
  • Vendors
  • Grilled hotdogs at the end of the race (provided by Vienna Beef)
  • Fun canine competitions
  • Special recognition for A.D.O.P.T. alumni

 

The Pledge Program

While there is no registration fee, participants are asked to obtain donations.  Set a goal, ask your friends, family and co-workers to help you achieve it!

$$ Collection  – Incentive prizes

  • $100 or more – Silver/Black A.D.O.P.T. leash
  • $300 or more – A.D.O.P.T. sweatshirt
  • $500 or more – Your name added to the Walkathon plaque (to be ) mounted at A.D.O.P.T. shelter.
  • $1000 or more – Commemorative tile with your choice of engraving to be mounted at A.D.O.P.T. shelter.
  • Special $25 anniversary donation – 25th Anniversary T-Shirt (while supplies last)

Download your pledge card here to start fundraising! 

 

On-Line Giving

If you prefer to fundraise on-line you can set up a fundraising page to send to family and friends.  You can add a personal message asking for support of the Walkathon and A.D.O.P.T.’s animals and why you’re choosing to give your time to our cause. 

Setup your personal page on our First Giving Walkathon page here

Important Information

  • Make checks payable to A.D.O.P.T.
  • Receipts are available at the registration booth
  • Pledges must be turned in at the walkathon on May 6th to be eligible for a prize
  • NO retractable leashes, roller blades or skateboards allowed
  • Dogs under 4 months, reactive dogs or female dogs in heat are not allowed to participate
  • Please use good judgement regarding the outdoor temperature.  Be sure your dog does not become overheated! Be alert to your dogs physical condition during the walk.

For questions or additional information call 630-355-2299 ext. 235 or email chris@adoptpetshelter.org.

If you’re interested in being a vendor or sponsor, contact andrea@adoptpetshelter.org.

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