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WHEN: 10/22/2022



START LINE AT: FURCHILD - 105 E. State St., O'Fallon, IL

$20 of every entry fee was donated to Spencer Rescue of Troy, IL and Sterilization Nation of St. Clair County, IL totaling $1,000.00 for each rescue this year!

*The rest of your entry fee will cover race costs and swag.

**An acknowledgement of your $20 tax deductible donation will be included at the bottom of your race confirmation email.


Race Information

The 2022 Four Legged Running 5k race will benefit the following (click each name to visit the  organizations website and learn more): 

Spencer Rescue - Troy, IL

Sterilization Nation - St. Clair County, IL



Virtual race registration will close on October 19, 2022 - so please tell your animal loving/running friends near and far about the virtual race option so that we can all race for rescues together!


All virtual race entries will include one finisher medal. You may add on additional medals for any pets who may be racing with you ($8 each).


Race packets will be shipped in mid to late November. You can race anytime between now and December 31st. 

When registering for the Virtual Race: Please choose if you would like your race medal(s) shipped to you or if you would like to pick up at Furchild of O'Fallon, IL starting on October 22, 2022. If you choose local pick up at Furchild, an additional $6 of your entry fee will be donated to our partnering non-profit animal rescue organizations! Thank you for considering.

Local Pick-up Location - Furchild at 105 E. 1st St., O'Fallon, IL 62269

Race Fee Breakdown:

FLR's makes a consious effort to set affordable race entry fees, remember that half of every entry fee is donated directly to non-profit animal rescue organizations! This allows you to race and raise substantial funds just by signing up for the FLR 5k!


Here is what your entry fee covers:

Donation to non-profit animal rescue organization(s): $20

Finisher Medal: $5-9 (depending on quantity)

For participants in the live race: insurance, permit fees, refreshments, signage, on course first responders/traffic control, etc.

For virtual participants: Shipping: $5-9 (depending on shipping costs)

Also, the In-Person + ONE DOG ENTRY registration price includes an additional meda for your dog and a pet swag bag!

2022 Race Add on: Custom Knitted Stocking Cap - $25.00

Make Your Own Race Shirt!

FLR wants to make our races more affordable, sustainable, and eco-friendly. Knowing that many race swag items often end up in a landfill or get donated, we have chosen to forgo the standard "free" shirt included with your entry. We know that this is sad for many runners so we are providing you with FREE custom images to choose from that you can use to create your own race shirt or swag choosing the style and material of shirt you like best!! Use a Cricut or purchase iron on transfer paper from your favorite craft store to create your swag! We can't wait to see how you make this race swag your own!

*Click an image for download-able document.

Race Information

Race Rules

5k participants must be at least 14 years of age by race day.

No refunds issued unless the race is canceled at the fault of Four Legged Running.

The 2022 FLR 5k is an open course. This means that roads will not be closed for this event, runners must be cautious and share the road with drivers. Traffic control will be present at 3 busy intersections to aid in traffic stops and to allow participants across the intersection. Be prepared to stop if needed. While we welcome competitive runners to FLR events, safety and fun are our first concerns. This is a fun run to support a great cause!

Maximum of 500 participants.

One dog per racer permitted to race, maximum capacity of 50 dogs will be allowed to race. If you are not able to register your pet due to capacity, please bring a spectator to stay with your pet while you race so that you can all attend the Downtown Dog Day event after the race!


Strollers are allowed and must start race at back of the pack.

Race Day Rules for Pets:

  • Maximum of 50 dogs will be allowed to race

  • Dogs must be on a non-retractable leash or they will be removed from the course

  • All humans must carry dog waste bags and clean up doggy poop

  • Do not approach other dogs before speaking with their humans and allowing a slow introduction

  • keep dogs at a safe distance from one another at the start line to avoid altercations

  • If you have an aggressive pet, please let them stay in the safety of their own home - you can sign your pup up for the virtual race to run for rescues without a crowd

  • Be cautious of your pet's health and safety

    • If your dog has never run a 5k, please discuss with your vet, then be sure to gradually train them gradually and properly as a human would or refrain from entering at this time​

Weather Policy: 

Race director has the authority to cancel or delay the race due to extreme weather conditions. The race may be canceled or cut short due to weather, should the event begin, but weather worsens during the course. In the event of weather cancelation, there will be NO refunds.

Race Rules

Course Maps

Course Maps
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Thank you to Four Legged Running's 2022 Sponsors:

Proudly partnering with Furchild of O'Fallon, IL to host the 2022 5k Event! Be sure to stick around post race to enjoy Furchild's Downtown Dog Day event.

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Proudly partnering with Ohiowa Promo for the 7th year in a row to provide amazing race swag and promotional products!

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Fundraising Results

2019 - $6,700.00

2018 - $4,720.00

2017 - $4,140.00

2020 - $4,000.00

2022 - $2,000.00

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