Frequently Asked Questions

 

2018 Registration Fee Breakdown

Please see our registration pricing breakdown for 2018 below:


 

EARLY BIRD

1/1/18 - 4/30/18

REGISTRATION

5/1/18 - 5/31/18

EVENT DAY

6/2/18

ADULT 5K (16+ yrs)

$20

$25

$30

YOUTH 5K (5-15 yrs)

$10 $15 $20

Virtual Walker with T-shirt

$20

$25

N/A

Virtual Walker
without T-shirt

FREE. All funds raised go to the animals and qualify for fundraising prizes!
Children 4 & under Registration is required, but FREE with registered adult

HOW TO REGISTER

 

You can register as an individual or you can create or join a team. 

Teams/Packs are simply made up of two or more people who want to compete for our top prizes, as well as awesome individual fundraising prizes!

 

Register as an individual

Your registration fee includes one Pet Walk t-shirt.  You also get a Pet Walk web page you can personalize with pictures and stories of you and your furry friends.  It's easy to earn great prizes by collecting donations for animals in need!

 

Form a team

Looking for something great to do with a group?  Start a team with your friends, co-workers or family! Your team can compete for one of our top team prizes and each team member can also win individual prizes.  If you have already registered as an individual and would like to join a team, please contact petwalk@wihumane.org.

 

join an existing team

Have your friends, co-workers or family already started a pack/team you want to join?  Your pack/team can compete for one of our top team prizes and each team member can also win individual prizes.  If you have already registered as an individual and would like to join a pack/team, please contact petwalk@wihumane.org.


virtual walker

Can't attend in the actual walk on June 2, but still want to support the animals and earn your Pet Walk T-shirt?  It's easy! Register as a "Virtual Walker" and you'll receive your official T-shirt, as well as your own web page that you can personalize and use to send out fundraising emails to friends and family. And remember, Virtual Walkers are eligible for all fundraising prizes! For questions, please contact petwalk@wihumane.org.  

 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION PACKET PICK-UP

 

When can I pick up my T-shirt?

Friday, June 1. Plus, the first 100 people to pick up their T-shirts on Friday, June 1st will also receive a goodie bag! Pre-registration packet pick-up will be held at our Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus at 1830 Radisson Street, Green Bay, WI 54302

Friday, June 1

4pm - 7pm

 

Can I pick up shirts for my entire pack/team? 

Yes!  You can pick up just your shirt, or have one person pick up shirts for the entire pack/team or your family!

 

What is included with my registration? 

Every registered walker will receive a Pet Walk T-shirt, and the first 100 people to stop by the shelter to pick up their shirts on Friday, June 1 will also receive a goodie bag with coupons and freebies from local sponsors. 

 

Can I pick up my shirt and prizes at the event on June 2? 

Goodie bags are only offered to the first 100 participants who pick up their T-shirts on Friday, June 1. We urge everyone to pick up their shirts and fundraising prizes during packet pick-up on June 1, so you have everything you need ahead of time and can avoid long lines at the walk, but if you are not able to pick up your shirt or have a pack/team member pick up your shirts on June 1, you are able to pick up your shirt at the registration tent starting at 8am on June 2. 

 

 

WALK QUESTIONS

Is this a race?

No. The 5K walk will not be timed, so you can walk at your own pace or enjoy a leisurely stroll.
 

What if I can’t bring my dog? 

You can walk with OR without a dog!  Whether you're participating with friends, family or co-workers, this fun-filled event will have something for everyone!  


I’ve registered for Pet Walk; can my children and spouse walk with me?

Children 4 and under are free, but everyone else must register for the walk. Day-of registration fees increase by $5.00 per participation type.  The festival portion of Pet Walk is for registered participants only, and you can listen to music, visit vendor booths, enjoy our kids’ activities, food and beverages, see your dog take on the agility course and much more after the walk!
 

Can I register the day of the event?  

Yes, you can register on-site, although the fee will increase by $5.00 per participation type.  This means fees increase to $30 per adult walker (age 16+) and $25 for youth walkers (ages 6-15 years old).  
 

Can I register by mail?  

Yes.  For those who aren't able to register online, download our Offline Registration Form and fill one out for each person registering for the event.  Send this form, along with your registration fee and any donations by May 30, 2018 to:

Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus

Attn: Pet Walk

1830 Radisson St.

Green Bay, WI 54302

After May 30, you will need to register in person either at Packet Pick-up on Friday, June 1 or at the event on Saturday, June 2 starting at 8 a.m.  Day-of registration increases by $5 per registration type.

 

What do you do with the money raised from Pet Walk?

100% of the proceeds from Pet Walk go right back to helping the animals our WHS Green Bay Campus cares for every year.  Because of your support for events like Pet Walk, every adoptable animal has as long as it takes to find a home, regardless of time or space.  WHS does not receive general government funding. We are funded through the generous support of community-minded companies, foundations, and caring individuals and through special events like Pet Walk.  
 

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

The IRS considers the entry fee for a charitable walk to be the price paid for attending and participating in the event, and, as such, the fee is not tax-deductible.  However, anything donated above and beyond your Pet Walk registration fee is deductible.  100% of donations made to support Pet Walk participants and WHS are tax deductible.  If you’re asking friends, family and co-workers to sponsor you for the walk, let them know that their sponsorship is tax-deductible. 
 

Can I attend the walk if I don’t want to bring my dog?

Yes!  Everyone is welcome to Pet Walk and there will be plenty of people who do not have animals or have their dog stay at home. 
 

How far is the route? 

The 5K walk route is roughly 3 miles long.
 

What vaccinations does my dog need to attend the event? 

All dogs need to be current on their Rabies (if over 4 months of age), Distemper, and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines before the walk.  Please check your records because even if you adopted from us, you may not have all the vaccinations required. 
 

Can I drop my child off to do the walk with our dog?

No.  All children under 16 years old must be under direct adult supervision at all times during the event.  
 

How do I get to the event?

Pet Walk 2018 will be held at the Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus, located at 1830 Radisson St., Green Bay, WI 54302.  You can find directions here.
 

Where can I park? 

You can find free parking along all the streets surrounding the shelter on a first come-first served basis.
 

Will food and beverage be available at the race?

Pet Walk will have plenty of free water and snacks for both people and animals throughout the actual walk.  We will also feature a variety of tasty food and beverage choices available for purchase during the festivities after the walk.



  

FUNDRAISING QUESTIONS

 

Do I have to attend the walk to raise money? 

No.  If you are not able to attend the walk but still want to support animals, you can become a “Virtual Walker!”  It’s free and you’ll receive your very own fundraising page, email samples, and fundraising tips to help you promote your involvement and raise money to care for animals in need!  

 

Can I raise money offline (checks and cash) even if I sign up online? 

Absolutely!  Every participant can choose their preferred fundraising format.  You can drop off your cash and check donations to WHS by June 1 or bring them to the donation & prize pick-up tent starting at 8am on Saturday, June 2.  Just be sure to record names, addresses and amount for these donations on our pledge form so that we can track them properly and include them on your fundraising web page.  You can find the pledge form here.

 

DONATION QUESTIONS

 


Is donating online safe and secure? 

You can donate without worry knowing that we partner with the online fundraising experts at Luminate Online to ensure the safest and most secure transactions possible. 

 

Can you change the recognition name of a donation I’ve already made? 

 Yes.  Please contact us at petwalk@wihumane.org so that we can credit donations to the proper person.  

 

PACK/TEAM QUESTIONS

How many people make up a pack/team?  

Two or more people are required to form a pack/team.    


I registered as an individual but now would like to join or create a pack/team.  What do I do? 

Contact us at petwalk@wihumane.org and request your desired team.  We’ll update your record for you.  

 

Where do packs/teams check-in on the day of the walk? 

If you've already picked up your registration packet on June 1 and have no additional donations to bring to the walk, you do not need to check in at our registration tent.  If you need to pick up your shirt, have additional donations or need to pick up your fundraising prizes, you will need to visit our registration tent starting at 8 a.m. on June 2.  Because there will be hundreds of people and animals at the walk, it is a good idea to coordinate a location for your team to meet the morning of the walk ahead of time.  

How are the prizes distributed to me if I’m part of a pack/team? 

Prizes are distributed based on individual fundraising accomplishments, regardless of whether or not you are on a team.  All prizes will be available at the registration tent starting at 8 a.m. on June 2.  For more information, contact us at petwalk@wihumane.org.