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Stay tuned, Online Registration will open the first week in May.

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September 30th, 2017

McCollum Park, Downers Grove

The Run4Paws 5k is a main fundraiser for Magnificent Mutts, an all-breed rescue for dogs and cats!  Our group of dedicated volunteers provide love, hope, and a safe sanctuary to animals in need.  We also save lives directly through our foster and adoption programs.  All race proceeds support our lifesaving efforts and will fund veterinary costs for the dogs and cats we rescue.


Looking for a Training Program?

We have partnered up with Coach Brian Meulen’s TriDogz to offer you programs that will take you to the Run4Paws 5K and beyond. TriDogz is a branch of Who Wants To Pawty, LLC. and offers endurance sports training for athletes.

  • TriDogz will offer a free novice training plan for participants.  TriDogz Easy 5k Program
  • If you need more than a basic plan, and would like 1 on 1 coaching and a plan designed around your available time and goals, TriDogz will offer 20% off personal coaching rates.
  • If you’d like to be part of a group, join others having fun and training, and enjoy discounts from partner retailers, join Team TriDogz, and we will donate 20% of team dues back to Magnificent Mutts Rescue when chosen on the drop down upon checkout.
  • Visit their training group on Facebook!
  • For more information, contact Coach Meulen at or call 815-372-9002.
  • Visit their website at

Register today and help support these magnificent animals?


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The Run4Paws 5k Perks:

  • Chip Timing (Yes, we have chip timing this year!!!)
  • Tech T-Shirts for all who pre-register by Sept 12th (Men’s, Women’s & youth sizes available)
  • Awards for Overall and Age Group winners.100_2301-714970
  • There will be free massages for race finishers. Oo! Ah!
  • And, most importantly, you will be supporting the animals of Magnificent Mutts Rescue.

Why you should register:

  1. Dogs are awesome.  Some of them need homes.
  2. We can save them.  But we need your help!
  3. Tech-tees. Tech-tees. Tech-tees.
  4. Dogs are awesome. (Yes, point 1 and point 4.)

Why you should get all of your friends to register:

  1. Friends also think dogs are awesome and they can bring their dog!
  2. Your friends (if they’re nice people) would also like to help the dogs.
  3. We’d put money on the fact that your friends would like a tech-tee too.
  4. Again, dogs!