Mutt Strut 5K

Oak Park, IL

Thank you for a great Mutt Strut! See you next year!

July 14 - 16, 2023

This year's DIY Race Kit is here! Download it now to prepare for Mutt Strut weekend including last minute reminders and information on suggested 5k routes.

Join us for Animal Care League's 8th Annual Mutt Strut 5k to Benefit Homeless Animals!
When you register to participate and raise money from friends and family, you're helping provide vital care for the thousands of homeless animals that count on us each year. Unite with runners, walkers, and animal lovers in your community to go the distance for animals in need. All money raised ensures over 1,300 homeless animals each year get their second chance at life!


Virtual 5K: $30.00
Registration is open until Saturday, July 15th at 11:59pm CST

T-shirts are SOLD OUT! We encourage you to still register and you'll receive the goody bag with sponsor offers and a dog bandana while supplies last. Thank you for your understanding!

Registration includes:
access to the virtual race platform to record your time, an event t-shirt and dog bandana*, and an event goody bag with amazing offers from our sponsors!

*Register by June 16th to ensure you receive your preferred size t-shirt and bandana! Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook to let everyone know you're going to run/walk 3.1 miles with us this year!

This is a virtual event. Complete your 5k any time between July 14th and July 16th in a place near you! Use your favorite fitness app or a stopwatch to time yourself and then upload your time to the race site.

Time upload guide


Race t-shirts, dog bandanas, and goody bags will be available for pick up from Animal Care League in Oak Park, IL. If you’re unable to pick up your race packet, shipping is available for $10 plus processing fees. Select this option during registration.

Packet Pick Up Details

1009 Garfield St, Oak Park, IL


• Wednesday, 7/12 from 10am - 6pm
• Friday, 7/14 from 10am - 6pm


If you register ON OR AFTER THURSDAY, 7/6 and select packet shipping during registration, your packet may not arrive before Mutt Strut weekend.

Register ON OR AFTER FRIDAY, 7/14 and your packet will be shipped the week of 7/17


It's summer, the weather is gorgeous, and you want to socialize! We get it! Scratch that itch with our Mutt Strut Meetups! Several amazing ACL ambassadors have volunteered to select a 5k route in their neighborhoods or a cool place nearby to host a run or walk for anyone to join. Meetup sign ups are open until Friday, 7/14 at 5pm CST.

Click here for all meetup sign up & details!

This year, we're excited to team up with the Oak Park Social Club on a Mutt Strut Meetup! The Oak Park Social Club is a group of amazing local people united around the following mission: create meaningful connections, supporting Oak Park and surrounding area businesses, and giving back to the community via local non-profit support.

Learn more and sign up to run, walk, or wag with the Oak Park Social Club on Sunday, 7/16!

When & Where

Jul 14, 2023 - Jul 16, 2023


12:00 AM

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Oak Park, IL

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Virtual Race App

Use your phone's GPS to find events, track your race and upload your verified time automatically.
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Thank you to our Lifesaving Ally presenting sponsor:


Thank you to VS Print Services for providing all Mutt Strut printing!

(708) 655-4774


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