Save-A-Pet’s 7th annual Furry Friends 5K and Six-Legged Fun Walk coming June 22

Save-A-Pet is hosting their seventh annual Furry Friends 5K and Six-Legged Fun Walk on Saturday, June 22, at the Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville. This year’s tail-wagging theme is “Paws in Paradise.”

The timed 5K Run will start at 8 a.m., and will be followed by the one-mile Six-Legged walk at 9:30 a.m. Registrants may bring their well-behaved dogs to participate in the Six-Legged walk only. There is also a virtual run and walk option for those who do not wish to join in-person or who prefer to break up the distance over multiple days.

All proceeds from the race benefit Save-A-Pet, a true no-kill animal rescue, and all of the animals that it cares for.

All registrants participating in the 5K, both live and virtual, will receive a backpack with race materials, a race T-shirt and a participation medal. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category in the live race and dedicating the best overall time under male and female. All Six-Legged Fun Walk human participants will receive a backpack and a race T-shirt. Water for humans and dogs will be provided.

To register as a participant, visit the event page at For some extra friendly fun competition, participants who wish to do so can create teams and fundraise for Save-A-Pet through the event registration page.

Save-A-Pet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has found loving homes for more than 67,000 animals, and expanded thousands of families with the love of an adopted pet. Relying on donor generosity, Save-A-Pet, is one of the largest true no-kill cat and dog rescues in Lake County, and costs more than $2,400,000 per year to operate. For additional information about Save-A-Pet, visit

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