Rescue Me! 5k/1mile (Animal Friendly Race and Walk)

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Oct 22, 2016


Hendersonville, TN


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary is presenting the second annual Rescue Me! 5K/1Mile race. This race/walk, like all races presented by Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary is an animal friendly event!  We have received tremendous positive feedback from competitive runners, weekend warriors, and families, who appreciate being able to bring their furry friend(s) with them to participate in a 5K or 1 Mile walk.

This year, the Rescue Me! 5k will take runners down the Hendersonville Greenways Trail. The trail mixes areas shaded by towering trees with wide open spaces receiving full sunlight.  The portion of the trail being used for this event is paved and there are moderate elevation changes.  

Participants will start on the trail next to the Hendersonville Public Library. The course will take runners and walkers west, passing under Indian Lake Blvd. and following the trail behind the Aventura Apartments towards Saundersville Rd.  There will be a turnaround point before Saundersville Rd. where participants will return to the finish line at the Hendersonville Public Library.

On You Mark Timing will return as the official timer for this event. This year the race will be timed with chip timing.  Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers.  The first 75 registrants will be given a personalized Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary swag bag with treats for you and your pet.  All participants will be provided with water and a post-race snack. 

Check back here, on our Facebook page, or at for additional details as they become available!

Event details and schedule

Check-in and late registration begins at 10:00am and the race will start at 11:00 am.  Awards for the 5K will be presented immediately following the race.  

Please be sure to bring a picture ID for check-in.  A waiver will need to be signed by all participants, or their guardians, on the morning of the Rescue Me! 5K/1Mile walk.  Late October in Tennessee can bring near freezing weather, or stifling heat.  Dress according to the forecast.  The event will be held rain or shine.

There is parking located at various locations along the Greenway.

Please see the Event Description and the attached map for details on the course.  For the safety of you, and your family (including your pets as they ARE family), the course was designed to avoid crossing any roads with traffic.

All pets must be up to date on their shots and remain on leashes while participating in the event.

Online registration ends at 5:00pm on 10/21/2016.  Registrations will be accepted on the day of the race beginning at 10:00 am.  The price for registration on the day of the race is $25.00.

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