Mutt Strut 5K

Oak Park, IL

$14,000 raised... Thank you everyone for your support!!
See you next year!

July 17 - 19, 2020

Registration Information

Virtual 5k:
Registration includes: access to virtual race platform, an official Mutt Strut event t-shirt*, and a virtual goody bag with amazing sponsor offers

*Register by June 28 to receive your t-shirt before July 17. If you register after this date, your shirt will ship after July 19.

For more detailed registration information visit our website at

Event information

Since it began in 2016, Mutt Strut has been our favorite annual celebration. For our 5th anniversary, we had some big plans: providing chip-timed results, moving to the summer to make it easier for families to join us, and bringing hundreds of supporters together in Maple Park. However, 2020 has been a tough year for plans—especially for organizations like ACL that rely on funds raised through large public events.

More than anything, we want to bring our community together safely during this time of social distancing.

That's why we've decided to host our first ever VIRTUAL MUTT STRUT from July 17th to July 19th.

While we can't yet gather physically, we are very excited to find new ways to keep our friends close. This year, we'll run or walk in our own neighborhoods—but just like every other year, we'll be united by our goal of raising life-saving funds for homeless animals. 

Although we won't be waiting at the finish line, we'll all be cheering each other on online as we work towards our common goal.

Set up your personal fundraising page at the time of registration. Our top 3 fundraisers will receive an awesome prize!

How We're Still Coming Together

Preparing Together

Set up your fundraising page and help us reach our $30,000 goal! Raise the most and win a prize for your efforts. Plus you can join us in a 30 day fitness challenge and share pics of your progress with the hashtag #MuttStrut2020 to get ready for your 5k on July 17 - July 19.

Running/ Walking Together

Between July 17 and July 19 run or walk your 3.1 miles with us! Don't forget to post photos in your Mutt Strut tee, with your pets, showing us your route, and more using the hashtag #MuttStrut2020

Engaging Together

Submit your photos and videos to our social media contests for the chance to win an awesome prize (details on how to submit will be emailed to all participants). And make sure you cheer all of the Mutt Strutters by following the hashtag #MuttStrut2020 and liking and sharing posts!

Celebrating Together

Tune in for our post-race virtual party when we go live on Facebook with a surprise performance! We'll also be announcing our social media contest winners and our top 3 fundraisers!

When & Where

Jul 17, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020


12:00 AM

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