The Capitol Nutrition family is excited to raise awareness and funds for military veterans and shelter dogs by hosting our second annual fundraising 5k.The goal of Pets for Vets is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Needy shelter dogs receive a second chance at life while giving our returning soldiers a second chance at health and happiness.
Race Highlights - Chip Timing- Medals for different age groups (men/women)- Scenic Course at Centennial Park-This year we turned the race around so it will be easier at the end.- Awesome and shining medals for top placed runners- Unique t-shirts for all 5k runners that you will want to wear even outside of the 5k!- Supplement sample bag for all finishersBring your pup but be sure to read the requirements below.
Why You Should Run The goal of Pets for Vets is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Needy shelter dogs receive a second chance at life while giving our returning soldiers a second chance at health and happiness.
About Pets for Vets The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal.
Packet Pick-Up Policy Packet pick-up is available at our Orland Park Store on June 5th and 6th. Individuals who pick up at the store will receive additional samples along with a store discount. There will be packet pick-up on race day between 7am and 8am. Our Capitol Nutrition Orland Park store is located at 7030 W 159th St Orland Park, IL 60462.
How is the Timing Done? We will be doing chip timing within the bibs.
Are there Medals for the Winners? Yes, we will be having medals and trophies for different age groups; both men and women.
Bringing your dog? Please use a 6' or shorter non-retractable leash.Make sure your dog has a current ID and rabies vaccination.Bring bags and make sure to clean up after your dog.Bring only Spayed/Neutered dogs that are 6 months or older.Do not bring dogs that do not get along with other dogs!Water will be available.
Parking/Location Free Parking available in the 153rd Metra lot adjacent to event site.
This is the second annual Capitol Nutrition Pets for Vets 5k. We are expecting 500 runners. We will be offering prizes, runner goodie bags, t-shirts and even a supplement sample bag for all finishers! CARA Emerging Race!