Chicago: Saturday, September 8th!

Home of the BEST pizza and hot dogs in the midwest, the largest ever Gorilla Challenge, and the birthplace of Walt Disney!  With an expected sell-out event, we know we’re going to have a ton of Bears and Cubs fans in the Windy City!

We’ll also be giving away a cash prize to the team that brings in the MOST amount of cat or dog food for our Pet Food Drive for PAWS Chicago!


111 E Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(map it)

Ideal time to arrive: 9:30am
Challenge starts at: 11:00am
Challenges ends at: 2:00pm


Normal Registration:
$40 per person



First Place: $300
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100

Pet Food Drive Winner: $100

Costume Winner: $75
Runner-Up: $50

Charity Spotlight: PAWS Chicago

Since PAWS Chicago opened its cageless, No Kill, state-of-the-art Adoption Center in 1997, thousands of our community’s homeless pets each year no longer face death. Instead, they are welcomed into warm suites instead of cages, with daily socialization and exercise and lots of love. Most important, at PAWS Chicago they are guaranteed a lifetime of love and respect.

In 2011, PAWS Chicago found loving homes for 4,268 homeless pets. Our Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic is the Midwest’s largest provider of free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, focused on servicing Chicago’s most under-resourced families. In 2011, we performed 17,699 free and subsidized surgeries.

PAWS Chicago does not receive any financial support from federal, state or local government agencies.

Click here to read more

The Finest of Fine Print

In the event of cancellation due to crazy circumstances (random hurricane, tornado, or Marshmallow man), we’ll send you an email with a postponement date. Your safety and the fairness of the competition is our main priority.

Any more questions? Click here to visit our FAQ for our most frequent questions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through a quick message by clicking here.