QUESTION: What is Race For The Rescues?
ANSWER: Race For The Rescues is a day when animal lovers of all ages run, walk, or adopt - to help save the lives of homeless dog, cats, horses and farm animals in Southern California. This is a fundraiser where 100% of the net proceeds go to local animal welfare organizations. This race is a timed sporting event and we have a mixture of serious athletes competing for times and people who just want to come out and walk with or without their dog to help support the benefitting organizations. Due COVID-19 Race For The Rescues will be having a strong virtual component so animal lovers can feel safer racing from home can still be a part of this lifesaving day.
QUESTION: When and Where is the event?
ANSWER: Race For The Rescues will be Saturday, October 10th, 2020. Due to COVID-19 virtual racers can run their own race, from their own place at their own pace and help save animals' lives!
QUESTION: What time does the event start?
QUESTION: How long is the race?
ANSWER: The race is a 5K (3.1) miles and 10K (6.2).
QUESTION: What is included in my registration fee?
ANSWER: All Pre-registered participants are guaranteed an official Race For The Rescues PPE mask and a finishers' medal, a chance to win prizes and the good feeling that you Raced For The Rescues!
QUESTION: Where do I pick up my face mask?
ANSWER: We will have pre-race packet pickup TBD.
QUESTION: Do I have to raise pledges?
ANSWER: This event is a non-profit fundraiser. Now more than ever we encourage everyone to raise pledges because this is how we are going to raise the most funds for the animals in need. However, it is not mandatory.
QUESTION: Will there be awards?
ANSWER: Yes, top fundraisers will win cool prizes!
QUESTION: Where does the pledge money go?
ANSWER: All the money raised will go to help the homeless dogs, cats, horses and farm animals of Southern California by supporting the “benefitting” 501(c)3, nonprofit, animal welfare organizations. Organizations form their own teams to raise funds for their groups.
QUESTION: Where do I turn in my pledge money?
ANSWER: We are so grateful that you have fundraised to help animals! We encourage you to use the www.RaceForTheRescues.org website. Offline donations are checks or cash. If you received an offline donation in the form of a check please make sure it is made out to RACE FOR THE RESCUES. Offline donations can be mailed to us prior to race day at Race For The Rescues 13027 Victory Blvd. #522 North Hollywood, CA 91606. Donations are tax deductible and our tax ID # is 46-5194776. Offline donations can also be turned in on race day at the pledge table which is in the registration area next to the prize booth.
QUESTION: Is this also a dog and cat adoption day?
ANSWER: Yes, there will be a dog and cat adoption in conjunction with the race. Due to COVID-19 we expect this to be a virtual adoption through livestreaming and social media.