We are Looking for Volunteers!
If you would like to volunteer to help during the race or as a committee member, please fill out the form on the bottom of our volunteer page. Or you may email email@example.com. The person who coordinates volunteer activities will contact you and be able to answer any questions you may have. You may also contact: Nancy Meaney @ 224-558-9080.
Click here to register for RunFurShelter
Sherman Immediate Care Center,
2000 McDonald Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177-3324
See our Race Information Page for more details
Below is a printable form if you prefer to register for the race by mail.
Pet Food Drive News!
We received the following for the pet food drive at Walmart.....Pet food collected cans total 275 dry food bagged 1050 lbs. total...Money collected $463.44
We are proud to have had such a great turnout for our seniors and their pets.....People loved to hear what we are doing and were willing to give so generously....It was a win win for all involved!
See all the pictures on our Pet Food Drives page
Visiting Angels helps collect pet food for area seniors
Visiting Angels of South Elgin is a designated pet food donation site for RunFurShelter’s pet food drive. RunFurShelter has partnered with the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program to accept donations of nonperishable, unopened canned and dry dog and cat food.
“When we learned that seniors were giving their food away to their needy pets, we felt compelled to do something,” said Sara Johnson, a caregiver who works for Visiting Angels of South Elgin.
Advertisement When Sara approached Visiting Angels to be a drop-off site, Arlene Petersen, owner of the South Elgin office, instantly agreed to help. “We love our pets and we love our seniors,” said Arlene. “We want to help.”
All donations benefit the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program and will be used to purchase pet food to be turned over to this cause. RunFurShelter will also accept toys and treats that are healthy and safe, as well as monetary donations.
Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Visiting Angels, 65 Woodbury St. in South Elgin.
Visiting Angels provides home care and Life Care Navigation services such as RN medication review and management, bathing, grooming, dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, or companionship. Respite for families who provide loved ones with care is also available.
If you would like more information about Visiting Angels, contact (847) 429-0100.
How RunFurShelter is helping seniors and their pets
RunFurShelter has partnered up with the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program. The Golden Diners program feeds over 800 senior citizens in the Kane and McHenry counties. These meals are prepared daily, Monday thru Friday at the Hemmens Auditorium in downtown Elgin year round. It was through this meal program that a need was identified regarding our senior citizens and their difficulty with the costs of feeding their pets. After discussion with RunFurShelter, the decision to partner with the Salvation Army Golden Diners club was made in an effort to fill that financial need.
All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase pet food to be turned over to this great cause. It is our hope to raise more than is needed to feed all their pets and to also have enough funds to defray veterinarian costs.
RunFurShelter board members, Tanya Esquivel, Nancy Meaney and Sara Johnson, along with many devoted volunteers and friends, work year around in an effort to bring to the Elgin, South Elgin community a fun and health conscious family activity.
This year along with the 5K race we will have a 1 mile memory walk/run. This mile run will be in memory of our dear pets that are no longer with us. If you register for this 1 mile your pets name will be added to the back of the 1 mile race t-shirt. A 100 meter sprint for kids will be added as well.
RunFurShelter is proud to be a non for profit 501(C) 3 organization and is always looking for volunteers for events, committee members, and pet food drives.
Contact Nancy @ Meaneytraining@aol.com or 224-558-9080
RunFurShelter 2013 Race Results
Last year's RunFurShelter was a great success. Thanks to everyone who participated in the race, the volunteers, sponsors, and committee members.
Here are the results:
5K Age Group Results
1 Mile Sprint Results
For pictures of race day, go to the 2013 race pictures page.
If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the event, please call Tanya Esquivel, Event Director @ 224-805-3722 or you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Our Cause!
If you would like to make a donation to our cause, here is a paypal button. We are now a 501c3 non-profit organization so donations are tax deductible. Please support us and the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program.
Want to be a Sponsor?
We have created a new tier for sponsors. The Diamond Level. See all our sponsor levels, and the benefits of each of them on the Sponsorship Page
Pet Food Collection Boxes!
Here are the locations of our pet food donation boxes in Elgin and South Elgin: Click here for map
1140 W Spring St,
South Elgin, IL 60177
Bowes Animal Hospital
2375 Bowes Rd,
Pawfection Pet Grooming
Cleveland Veternary Clinic
400 N McLean Blvd,
S. Elgin, IL
South Town Animal Hospital
1944 Gyorr Ave
Randall Road Animal Hospital
207 Randall Rd.
The Grooming Lodge
1924 McDonald Rd.
1675 N.Lancaster rd
Hemmen's Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
65 Woodbury St.,
South Elgin IL
Pet Memorials and Rescue Stories
We have created a new page on the site for stories of pets that are sadly no longer with us. See their pictures and read their rescue stories on the Pet Memorials Page, or find it under the Animal Causes Tab.
We've also added some new rescue stories on the Rescues Page which has been moved to under the Animal Causes tab.
If you have a rescue story you would like to share, email it to email@example.com.
New! First Timers Blog!
We have created a blog for those who are running in a race for the first time and for stories of your personal journeys getting ready for and training in preparation to run our race. You can find it in the menu above or by clicking here.