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🐾🍩Donuts and Dogs 5k Fun Run/Walk!🍩🐾

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Register by May 20th to get your t-shirt!

Thank you to our water station sponsor!

Thank you to our promotional sponsor!


Register for APL's annual Donuts and Dogs 5K Fun Run to benefit the lifesaving work and the animals of the Animal Protective League! Join us June 1st at Southwind Park. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Register by May 20th to get your race t-shirt!

Register for our 5K times run if you are a serious runner or join our 5K fun run/walk! 

Pre-registration is required. Bring your sociable, well-behaved dog (must be up-to-date on all vaccinations, have proof of a current rabies vaccine and be at least four months of age). Don't forget to dress your best for our costume contest!


Don't want to race yourself but still want to help?  Sponsor a Compass for Kids Student for $30! Students will receive a race swag bag and an event t-shirt. You will receive a personalized thank you letter from your student!

All proceeds go to help animals in APL’s Care!

You must pre-register for the race by May 30th at midnight. There will be no on-site registration this year.

Race Agenda

May 30th 

- Registration closes at midnight

May 31st - Race Packet Distribution

- 4:00p.m. - 6:30p.m. at APL

June 1st - Race Day

- 9:00 a.m. Visit with our Vendors. Limited race day packet distribution (no on-site registration)

- 9:30 a.m. Costume Contest

- 10:00 a.m. Timed Race
- 10:30 a.m. Award Ceremony for Costume Contest and Timed Race
- 11:00 a.m. Fun Run/Walk

- 12:00 p.m. Event Ends


There will be lots of vendors along with free activities including doggie massages, doggie cooling pools, and much more from 9 a.m. to Noon p.m. There will even be treats for people and dogs alike! (Donuts provided by Mel-O-Cream)

Race Prize Categories
  • 🏆 Overall 1st Place 5K, Male and Female

  • 🏆 1st Place 5K, 12 and under, Boy and Girl

  • 🏆 1st Canine to cross the finish line

  • 🏆 Best Costume

Here are the ways you can get involved:

- Race! $30 Pre-registration required.

- Sponsor a Compass for Kids Student for $30!  Students will receive a race swag bag and an event t-shirt. You     will receive a personalized thank you letter from your student!

- Set up a fundraising page! Whether you are a racer or just want to fundraise, you can create individual and       team fundraising pages online! Ask your friends, family and co-workers to donate on your behalf. 

- Volunteer at the event! Contact Mary at

- Be a sponsor or vendor! Contact Jeff at 217-544-7387 or


Thank you to all our 2024 Donuts & Dogs Sponsors


In-Kind Sponsors



Doggie Pool/Cool Down Sponsor

Bank of Springfield


T-Shirt Sponsors

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

R. Watts Electric Inc.

Heartland Credit Union

Silver Sevens Gaming Pub and Parlor

Five Star Veterinary Center

Johnson and Johnson Auto Service Center

Peaceful Tails End of Life Veterinary Care

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