Marathon Mutts


Become a 2017 Marathon Mutt and raise money for One Tail at a Time while training for your choice of race, run, walk or ride!

Marathon Mutts pledge to train and participate in their choice of event while fundraising for One Tail at a Time. You can choose from one of the following events or pick any race, run, walk, swim or ride. Local 5k runs, half-marathons, marathons, triathlons, cyclocross races and any other event you might want to participate in qualify you to become a One Tail at a Time Marathon Mutt!

One Tail at a Time is a participating charity for the following races:

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

Not doing an organized race but still want to fundraise for us? You can create your own virtual race! You can pick the date, distance, speed and method. Bike, run or walk the Lakefront Trail from end to end. Set a fitness goal of swimming, biking, running or walking X miles by the end of the year. Take the “L” Challenge (consecutively visiting all CTA train stations in one day).

For any event that you’re interested in doing, you would register on your own and then create a fundraising page to join the Marathon Mutts team.

Benefits of joining our Marathon Mutts team include:

* Your own FirstGiving fundraising page

* Fundraising guide to help you reach your goal

* Shout outs on our social media sites on the day of your event

* Marathon Mutts cheer team at select Chicago events

If you secure your own entry for a race, there is no fundraising minimum requirement – any amount you raise is greatly appreciated!

* Top fundraiser for the year as of Nov. 1 will receive two complimentary tickets to the Houndstooth Ball in December

* OTAT sweatshirt for participants who raise more than $1,000

* OTAT T-shirt for participants who raise more than $500


Purchase official Marathon Mutts merchandise.

We’re also looking for businesses interested in sponsoring our Marathon Mutts team.

Questions? Email Laura at


Sponsors you Shay Hata, Chicago Realtor, for being a sponsor for our Marathon Mutts team!  Shay donates 10% of all of her commissions to OTAT so contact her if you’re thinking of buying, renting, or selling in Chicagoland.