2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters

2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters

Join Us for the 2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters in Batavia!

2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters Event

Are you an animal lover who wants to make a difference in your community? Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 15th, and come join us for the 2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters in beautiful Batavia, IL! This scenic 3.3-mile walk along the Fox River is not just a leisurely Sunday stroll—it’s an important event aimed at raising funds to support our local animal shelters.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, September 15th, 2024
Time: 9am - 11am
Starting Location: Batavia Boardwalk Shops

This event is a perfect blend of enjoying nature while contributing to a worthwhile cause. As we walk along the picturesque Fox River, you'll be filled with the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping shelter animals get a chance at a happy life.


  • 9:00 AM — Meet at Batavia Boardwalk Shops.
  • 9:15 AM — Hand out T-Shirts and coffee.
  • 9:30 AM — Begin 3.3-mile walk up the Fox River.
  • 11:00 AM — Conclude walk back at the Boardwalk Shops.

Why Participate?

By participating in the Big Bear Walk for Shelters, you’re not only enjoying an invigorating walk but also contributing to an important cause. A significant 100% of the proceeds (after shirt costs) will go directly to local animal shelters. These funds will help provide essential items like leashes, harnesses, and equipment that ensure the wellbeing of the animals and the dedicated staff who care for them.

You'll also receive:

  • 2024 Big Bear Walk for Shelters T-Shirt
  • 50% off a pair of Big Bear Sunglasses (regularly $45)

Note: To guarantee your T-shirt for the day of the event, make sure to purchase your ticket before August 15th.

Get Your Tickets

Excited to join us? Purchase your tickets now and show your support for local animal shelters.

Event Location

  • Starting Point: Batavia Boardwalk Shops
  • Route: Up and down the scenic Fox River.

Coffee will be provided in the morning to kickstart your walk, and you’ll also have the chance to meet others who share your passion for animal welfare.

About the Cause

Helping shelter animals is something we are deeply passionate about. Thanks to organizations around the country, animals like Parsnip get a chance at a happy life. By participating in the Big Bear Walk for Shelters, you are directly supporting these animals and the amazing people who care for them.

For more information, visit our main event page.

See You There!

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, September 15th, for a wonderful morning walk and a fantastic cause. Together, we can make a big difference for our furry friends in need.

Don't forget to purchase your tickets here and be part of this inspiring community event.