Pug Unicorns…pugicorns. With the magic of unicorns and the adorable ambition of a pug, you can accomplish anything…a personal best at your next race, the ability to jump higher, run farther… or the ability to look at a human and get them to give you whatever nom-noms they currently don’t want to share. The magic of pugicorns.
I’m really excited to announce the first ever Virtual Pug Run to benefit the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue
You can run a 5k, 10k, 1 Miler and get a medal for $27, or you can just donate to the cause!
If we can save 26.2 pugs, my fiance will run the Chicago Marathon in this singlet.
This all started when my groom-to-be signed up for the Chicago Marathon and a friend discovered a ridiculous pug singlet for sale online…
…the idea came to be that he’d run his first marathon in a pug singlet f we could match the “awesome” with a pug rescue fundraiser. I knew what I had to do…
We want to save 26.2 pugs, for a donation of $7,860. As my fiancé runs his marathon at the Chicago Marathon, we’d like to dedicate each of his miles (and the .2) to changing the life of one pug and fundraising for the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue.
To save 26.2 pugs, we’re hosting a Pug Virtual 5k, 10k or 1 Miler with REAL medals
That’s right. You can support the cause, and run or walk on your home turf between now and October 12th, when Chris runs in a badass pug singlet (seen above) and you’ll get a shhh-weet unicorn pug diecast medal mailed to your door.
To hit our lofty financial goal, we’d have to have over 375+ participants. To be able to afford to do bigger medals, we’d need to hit 500 medals to get a better discount and still hit our $7,860 goal.
We need your help to spread the word. Are there people you can share this with?
Even more, we need GROUPS of runners to participate.
Church groups, work groups, running clubs, friends who have dogs. Batching orders of 5-10 participants or more will help us cut shipping costs so more $ goes to the cause, but also lowers the signup fees for everyone involved.
Medals will be mailed out the week of the Chicago Marathon, October 12th. Help us by spreading the word and batching your orders. Since you can register more than 1 person at a time- could you sign up a spouse, child, friend or pug enthusiast with your order?
Would you like to surprise a group of friends with a thoughtful and unique gift- to run a 5k or 10k together and get a surprise medal?
100% of proceeds after cost go to pug rescue.
We need about 375 runners to hit our fundraising goal.
*this is the first mockup of the medal, the finished design may be slightly different but even more awesomer!
How You Can Help:
- Register To Run: Sign up to run- wherever you are, whenever you can run. Everyone gets a medal for supporting a cause.
- Share This Run With A Group: Are you part of a church group, running club or have a group of friends who could support the cause? Could your employer support the cause and do a lunch break 1-miler? Registration for groups can be done easily, or registrations can be gifted.
- Make A Donation: Donate cash to the cause if you’d rather not run.
-Spread the word! Does your church, work, or running group want to run? Ask your boss or run club leader if they’d like to commit the group to participating in a mile, 5k or 10k for a good cause.
Seriously, thank you. Let’s hope for the crazy-big goal of 375 pug runners and my fiancé will be running in a pug singlet at the Chicago Marathon!