2nd Annual Running to the Rescue 5K


Event Date

Sat, Oct 15, 2016


Jacksonville, NC


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Ages 12 & up

$25 $30 Closed

Running-5K - Child Ages 5-11 years old

$10 $15 Closed

Running-5K - Child under age 5

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

Adoption First is a local animal rescue group that specializes in pulling animals from local shelters that are set to be euthanized and providing them loving and fun homes while we search for their forever homes. Unfortunately, there are dogs being euthanized at local shelters simply because we do not have enough fosters right now. We are running to bring awareness to Animal First Animal Rescue and get somes dogs adopted. We are also working to raise funds for vetrinary care. Also rescued dogs must be fully vetted, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. In addition, the rescue faces a host of other medical issues that must be resolved so that dogs are healthy when adopted. We have 15-20 heartworm positive dogs each year in addition to a multitude of vet visits for parasites, mange, worms, etc. If you are interested in applying to foster, donating funds, or have more questions about fostering or other ways to help (there are lots!) -please visit our website at www.adoption-first.org

Event details and schedule

9am-Participants beging to arrive at location. Same day registrations avaiable and late packet pick ups.

9:30am-5K will begin. Bring your pups! Runners/walkers are encouraged to run with their dogs. Please keep leashes 6 feet or less in length and remember to scoop your poop!!

11am-awards will be presented

Vendors and games/raffles will be present thoughout the day. Adoption First Animal Rescue will host an adoption event as well.

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