Strut for Strays 2013

  • Ladd Arboretum 2024 McCormick Evanston, IL 60201 USA
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STRUT FOR STRAYS

On May 11th, dogs and their guardians will make their way to the Ladd Arboretum for the Community Animal Rescue Effort's Strut for Strays. Hundreds of paws and feet will hit the ground walking (or running) for the 3-mile event. Help us raise money to care for the hundreds of animals that C.A.R.E. finds homes for each year. 

WHO IS INVITED

Fun-loving people, with or without a four-footed canine companion. Although cats and other pets are not allowed, you can run or walk in honor of a favorite animal friend.

WHERE IS THE WALK?

The walk starts at the Ladd Arboretum in Evanston, near the corner of McCormick Blvd & Bridge Street. Parking is available in the Arboretum lot (or on side streets if the lot is full). Do not park in the Ecology Center lot. Walk through the Rotary Friendship Garden to the Arboretum. Look for the white tents. 

The walk follows the path along the North Shore Channel south almost to Dempster Street where there will be a water station and a turn-around point. However, you may turn around at any point if your dog is tired or your feet are barkin'! Come back to the start point for refreshments and the Doggie Carnival!

EVENT ACTIVITIES

After you complete the course, catch the fun at the finish line including: 
• Free Refreshments
• Doggie Carnival 

THE DATE

Saturday, May 11, 2013  (rain or shine)

THE LOCATION

Ladd Arboretum 
past the Rotary Friendship Garden
2024 McCormick Boulevard
(across from Ecology Ctr)
between Emerson/Golf Rd. and Greenbay Rd.

Parking at the Arboretum Parking Lot and on side streets (please do not park at the Ecology Center)

THE TIME

Event Day Registration:    8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Walk Start Time:        9:30 a.m.

Doggie Carnival:    8:45-11 a.m.

THE COURSE

Walk or jog 3-miles along the scenic nature trail along the North Shore Channel to near Dempster Street, then turn around and head back to the start/finish line.

REGISTRATION

Register by mail or visit www.firstgiving.com/CAREevanston/StrutforStrays2013 to register 
online and set up a personal pledge page.

PLEDGE PROGRAM

$30 pledge minimum for advance registration (or $35 on event day) per person, with or without a dog qualifies for entry to event and a Strut for Strays Goodie Bag

$50 or more qualifies for entry to event and Strut for Strays T-shirt and Goodie Bag. Please pre-register online by 5/10/13 or postmark by 5/2/13 to guarantee a T-shirt and Goodie Bag. 

Registration is available the day of the event ($35 Minimum)

STRUTTIN' SPONSOR

If you'd like to support C.A.R.E., but cannot participate in Strut for Strays, you can submit a donation as a Struttin’ Sponsor. Fill out the top portion of the entry form and send in the donation of your choice or donate online at 
http://firstgiving.com/fundraiser/struttinsponsors

PRIZES for MONEY RAISED
Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised by an individual. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses. Winners will be determined based upon pledges received by 5/18/13.
C.A.R.E.'s heartfelt thanks goes out to our very generous sponsors:

EVENT SPONSORS

Mary Summerville, Jameson Sotheby's International Realty 

Julia Weertman, DDS

Evanston Subaru in Skokie

Whole Foods Downtown Evanston

Dog Obedience Group

INFORMATION

For more information about C.A.R.E. or the Strut for Strays, call our voicemail: 847-705-2653.