Wags for Wellness is a 5k run/walk to promote wellness among health care professionals, specifically raising awareness about the issues of depression, mental health, and suicide. Health care professionals experience severe mental illness or feelings of hopelessness at two to three times the national average, with 1 out of every 6 veterinarians considering suicide. Money generated from this event will go toward supporting the students at the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine.
This year’s Wags for Wellness 5k will take place at Warner Park on the east side of Madison. Dogs will be allowed at this event and are encouraged to come. All dogs that attend this event must be on leash, dog friendly, and up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations with a visible rabies tag or proof of vaccination. A volunteer veterinarian will be on staff in case of any animal emergencies however, dog owners are encouraged to bring extra-water or supplies for their animal’s needs.
The run/walk will begin at 10:00 A.M. and end after the last runner crosses the finish line (or at 12:00 P.M.). The event will end with a lunch-provided picnic and music. The event will take place in rain or shine.
Race attendees are encouraged to sign-up online up until Friday, April 12th. T-Shirts will be guaranteed to those who sign-up before Friday April 5th. Same day registration will be available those who show-up on race day, however an additional $5 fee will be charged to that individual. A limited number of extra t-shirts will be ordered before the event; late-day registration will not guarantee a t-shirt.
Pick-up for race day packets are TBD. Race packets and T-shirts will be available for pick up.
$25.00 – Online Registration ($22.50 + $2.50 processing fee)
$30.00 – Day-Of Registration
2930 N. Sherman Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
Traveling from downtown, race attendees can take E. Johnson St. east, keeping left onto WI – 113 N Pennsylvania/Packers Ave. Attendees will follow WI – 113 N to Warner Park where they will turn left onto N. Sherman Ave. The race start line will be located near the rainbow-colored shelter. Parking is available and free to the public.