Mark your calendar for our 27th Annual Makin’ Strides for Strays Walkathon! Come out on May 3rd, 2020 to Naperville Central High School to join in a day of family fun that supports a great cause. The day consists of a 2.5 mile walk through downtown Naperville, music, vendors, food, and canine competitions. Furry family members are welcome!
• There is no registration fee for the walk. However, we encourage
all participants to get pledges or make a donation for their
participation as it is a fun and simple way to support the animals
for which we all care so much.
• Our online donation system makes it easy (link will be posted here
soon)! Challenge your friends and family to raise the most money
or create a team to raise funds together.
• Prizes will be awarded to the top pledge-getter and to the top
• Those that raise money will receive incentives based on the
amount raised – cool A.D.O.P.T. gear and recognition await you!
• Do not forget to check with your employer about matching gift
Fun and Activities:
• The 2.5 mile walk begins at Naperville Central High School, winds
through downtown, and ends back at the start line. Beverages,
bones, dog curbing materials, and first aid are provided along the
• Be sure to check out our vendors near the start line as each of
them is a dedicated supporter of A.D.O.P.T.!
• Enjoy music by DJ MROK and snacks provided by our wonderful
• Join us after the walk for free food and exciting canine
competitions! Will your dog be a winner?!
• Attendees will receive a “doggie” bag at registration with great
items, coupons, and offers from our fantastic sponsors.
• Keep an eye out for some special canine and feline A.D.O.P.T.
residents who are looking for their purr-fect fur-ever homes!
• Check-in time is 8:30am and the walk begins at 9:30am.
• Retractable leashes, rollerblades, and skateboards are not
• We welcome dogs that are vaccinated, altered, non-reactive, and
are comfortable in large crowds to join us at the event.
• Please use good judgement regarding the outdoor temperature.
Be sure your dog does not become overheated and be alert to your
dog’s physical condition during the walk.