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2020 Racing for Rescues

  • Dates: May 3, 2020
  • Presenting Organization: Second Chance Pet Adoptions
  • Venue: Dorothea Dix Park
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 1985 Umstead Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Phone: 919.851.8404
  • Times: 8:30-11:30am
  • Admission: Free-$35


Racing for Rescues, the annual 5K race/fun-walk to benefit the animals at Second Chance Pet Adoptions, is back! 

This event features:
Timed 5K with dogs
Timed 5K without dogs
Dog-friendly 1.5-mile casual walk
Free breakfast burritos and other complimentary snacks
Adoptable dogs on-site (and sometimes kittens, too!)
A raffle for $500 worth of gift cards
A vendor village (freebies, giveaways and more)

New this year: those ages 55+ enjoy the same discount as students, and those 5 and younger participate in the run or walk for free!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the area's oldest no-kill animal rescue organization. Since 1987, we have saved the lives of over 14,000 stray and abandoned cats and dogs. We are a nonprofit organization that relies solely on the support of our community to care for and find adoptive homes for animals in need. Learn more about us and see our adoptable animals on our website!