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Donuts and Dogs 5K Fun Run

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Register by May 13 to get your t-shirt!

Thank you to our promotional sponsors!


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 3rd at Southwind Park. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Register by May 13th 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 June 1st at midnight. There will be no on-site registration this year.

Race Agenda

June 2 - Race Packet Distribution
  4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at APL
June 3 - Race Day
   9:00 a.m. Visit with our Vendors. Limited race day packet distribution (no on-site registration)
  10:00 a.m. Timed Race
  10:30 a.m. Award Ceremony for Timed Race and Costume Contest
  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 Female
Overall 1st Place 5K Male
Overall Canine – 1st Canine across the finish line
Overall 1st Place 12 and Under Female
Overall 1st Place 12 and Under Male

Participation medals for all race participants

Costume Contest - 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 2023 Donuts & Dogs Sponsors


In-Kind Sponsors




Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

Doggie Pool/Cool Down Sponsors

Bank of Springfield

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

T-Shirt Sponsors

Heartland Credit Union

R Watts Electric

Illini Supply, Inc.

Tails to Remember

Johnson & Johnson Auto

Treasures for Tails

Peaceful Tails End of Life Vet

Butler Funeral Homes and Cremation Tribute Center

Prize Sponsors

Big Jake's Dog Treats

Joseph's Fine Cuisine

King Pin Lanes

Knights Action Park

Moxie Massage

Papa Murphy's Pizza



Smoothie King

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

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