Here is the link to the active.com registration page:
This year’s race date is: Sunday, May 21, 2017
– 10k race -- 7:45am Course Map 10 K
– 5k race -- 8:00am Course Map 5 K
– 2 mile walk -- 8:10am Course Map 2 Mile Walk
– Kiddies' sprint -- 9:15am
RunFurShelter is a 5K walk/run, 10K run, a 2-mile walk, and kids 100 meter sprint to support the mission of RunFurShelter which raises funds to provide food, shelter and medical necessities for our deserving companions. RunFurShelter has partnered with the Salvation Army Golden Diners Program which feeds over 1000 senior citizens in Kane and McHenry counties in Illinois. Through this meal program a need was identified for many seniors who have difficulty feeding their pets. Proceeds from the 2017 run will be used to purchase pet food for pets of individuals in the Salvation Army’s Golden Diners Program.
Event details and schedule
Whether you are a veteran of 5K or 10Ks or are new to running, all levels are welcome.
Race begins at Advocate Sherman Outpatient Care Center, 2000 McDonald Road, South Elgin, IL at 7:45 am.
Early registration opens at 12:01 a.m. January 1st.
You may also mail in your registration using a form you can download below.
The first 100 online registrants will receive a tie-dyed t-shirt in place of the regular race day shirt.
These are the events:
Day-of-Race registration costs (cash or check only)
Packet and bib pick up dates and times
Friday, May 19th, 3-7;
Saturday, May 20th, 10-3
In-person registration can occur during these hours (cash or check only).
Why we run
in collaboration with the Salvation Army, we run to supply food and medical support for the pets of needy seniors who belong to the Golden Diners Program.
Don't put off registration! Be one of the first 100!
See you on May 21st!
Mail -In Registration Form
Below is a link to a downloadable mail in registration form
Pictures of the first Bowl-Fur-Shelter are available. Click on the links below, or use the links in the 2016 Pictures drop down menu above
RunFurShelter 2016 race results!
5K Age Group Results
10K Age Group Results
Individual Results Search and Certificate Print
2016 RunFurShelter race pictures are up! You can see them by clicking on the 2016 Pictures tab in the menu above, or by clicking HERE
Golden Diners Thank You Letters
Thank you letters from Golden Diners members are available if you would like to read them.
Click here, or on the link in the menu above, under Our Animal Causes.
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.
If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding this event, please call Tanya Esquivel, Event Director @ 224-805-3722 or you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations are Welcome
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.
We're in the NEWS!
See the latest stories about RunFurShelter in the local newspapers under the Animal Causes menu tab, Newspaper Stories
Want to be a Sponsor?
If you are interested in being a sponsor please email
Sara Johnson at email@example.com
Pet Food Collection Boxes!
Here are the locations of our pet food donation boxes in Elgin and South Elgin: Click here for map
Boxes will be on-site between 4/3-5/1
1675 N.Lancaster rd
Click here for map
65 Woodbury St
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.