APL's 2nd Annual Donuts and Dogs 5k Fun Run Virtual Fundraiser 2020

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APL's 2nd Annual Donuts and Dogs 5k Fun Run Virtual Fundraiser

September 1st through September 30th

Join us for APL’s 2nd Annual Donuts & Dogs 5K Fun Run/Walk Virtual Fundraiser. Due to COVID-19 this year’s Fun Run will be a virtual event. You can run or walk at any location or time that suits you! We are asking that you complete your 5k between September 1st through the 30th. All participants will be guaranteed an event T-shirt if they register by September 30th. You can also win prizes including, top fundraiser, farthest race from the shelter, fastest race, best run with Lincoln, and best dressed!

You can register anytime from September 1st through September 30th. To be eligible to win one of our prize baskets you must submit verification of your run time and route, or your photos, depending on which category you are entering to by September 30th. Everyone who registers will be added to a special Facebook group where they will be updated on day-to-day progression of the race and fundraising efforts!

Individual Fundraiser Prize Levels

$30 - Registration fee includes: Donuts & Dogs 5k Fun Run special event t-shirt and a voucher for a dozen glazed donuts at any Springfield Mel-O-Cream store. These will be available for pick up on Oct 10th at the shelter from 12 am to 5pm. If you can’t pick up your shirts we can mail them to you for an additional fee.

$100 - All of the above, plus an official APL water bottle and lunchbox cooler.

$250 - All of the above, plus your choice of a T-shirt from our current APL apparel.

$500 - All of the above, plus naming rights to a dog or cat.

$750 - All of the above, plus a special pet photo session courtesy of Terry Farmer Photography.

$1,000- All of the above, plus your pet featured on a full-color wrap on one of APL's vehicles!

Team Fundraiser Prize Levels

$2,500 - All of the above, plus a special pizza party for your team. We will bring the pizza, you select the location!

$5,000 - All of the above, plus your team will receive special recognition in our next newsletter and a custom trophy will be presented to your team.

Don't feel like running? You can still support APL! Simply click the Donate button at the top of this page to get started! Every dollar raised will go to care for APL animals.

Prize Basket Categories

Farthest Run From Shelter - Participants can email their starting address for their run to

Fastest Time - Participants can take a screen shot of any app that tracks distance and time and email that to If you need help finding an app to do this please contact Andrew at 618-420-8517.

Best Run with Lincoln - Send us your best photo of you/and your pet on a run with Abraham Lincoln! (This could be a photo of LIncoln, some one dressed as Lincoln running with you, a stuffed Lincoln...pretty much anything you can come up with!) Email your photo to 

Best Dressed - Email your photo of your pet or you and your pet dressed in the theme of our event. Email your photo to by Sept. 30th

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Tuesday September 1st


When you have a heart for dogs and cats like the Animal Protective League does, you want to do everything to save them from sickness, injury, and euthanasia at over-crowded animal controls.  That’s what APL has been doing since 1956.  Before this year’s end we will have rescued, healed, and adopted more than 2,300 into new, loving homes.  

APL specializes in rescuing the dogs and cats that need us the most—the dogs who need life-saving heartworm treatment, the cats injured by cars, the puppies with parvo, the motherless kittens. When you whole-heartedly support APL, you are saving lives!  

Join APL for it's second annual Donuts and Dogs 5K Virutal Fun Run/Walk to raise much needed funds for the animals.  Register to race, raise money, particiate in fun virutal activities and compete to win prizes!

Can’t be there for the 5K?  That’s ok, you can still donate or participate in the fundraiser by registering and starting your own Charity Gofundme Fundraiser today!