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This is Philly’s only race to promote and benefit dog rescue.  Previous year's races were a sell-out events and the proceeds we raise on race day help to fund our rescue organization throughout the year.  Don’t delay – you don’t want to miss out on this one of a kind, award-winning race.    Register now!


Register, volunteer or sponsor.

Date:  November 2nd, 2019! 

Location: FDR PARK

Race Perks:  Chip timing, tech-tees for all participants, customizable personal and team fundraising pages, and feel-good warm-fuzzies know that you ran for rescue!

More Info:  To register for the race or sign up to volunteer on race day, please visit The Rescue Run 5K website. Check out more information about our 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 events.


After the race we host a Rescue Rally with adoptable pets from local shelters, local vendors and delicious eats from local food trucks.  Everyone is invited to the Rescue Rally, not only racers.  Come out for a celebratory event and meet some of Philadelphia’s adoptable running partners.


Sponsors Wanted!

We are now actively seeking corporate sponsors and/or small business who would like to get involved in the race.  Multiple sponsor levels are available! To get more information about sponsoring this one-of-a-kind race in Philadelphia, check out our Rescue Run 5K website or contact us for more details.


Rescues!  Wanna get involved?

If you are a 501c3 rescue, located in Philadelphia, please reach out to us about tents/tables to showcase adoptable pets. There are a limited number of slots available.  Each rescue must agree to bring at least three adoptable dogs on race day. This is not only a race, it’s also an adoption festival!  501c3 rescues set up for absolutely free.  

"Best of Philly" 2015 - Race for a Cause

"Best of BeWellPhilly 2014" - Run for a Cause 

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