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5K Run Map

The course begins/ends on 67th Street and winds through the tree covered neighborhood streets.  The entire course is on a flat, paved surface and is suitable for all fitness levels.  The run will be officially timed using the Chronotrack B-Tag on the back of each registrant's bib number.

Touch the Paw to Register

  • Chip Timing (Chronotrack B-Tag)
  • Tech T-Shirts
  • Custom Bag (Bandana for the pooch)
  • Awards for Top Male/Female
  • Awards for Top Male/Female w/Dog
  • Awards for Age Group Winners
  • Personalized Fundraising Pages
  • Fundraising Prizes
  • Warm fuzzies knowing you ran4rescue!

2K Walk Map

The Puppy Path (walk) begins/ends on the pathway next to the 5K start/finish.  The route follows the outer most path around the park. The route is on a flat, paved surface and is suitable for all fitness levels. The walk will not be timed.

Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue

Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all breed dog and cat rescue.  We save dogs and cats who are rescued from high-kill shelters, are surrendered by their owners, or are found roaming the streets.  Once rescued, the animals are vet-checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heart-worm tested/treated, and microchipped before we find their loving fur-ever homes.

Run4Paws 5K

The Run4Paws 5K is the main fundraiser for Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue, an all-breed rescue for cats & dogs.  Each year, hundreds of people join us to Run4Paws.  Are you ready to join this unique race?


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 12 Week Finish Your First 5k
  • 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 & Meows 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

Are you ready to run?

Register today and help support these Magnificent animals!

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