Some of our fans may know that we founded The Monster Milers back in 2011. It's a 501c3 volunteer and dog rescue organization that connects Philly runners with homeless pups in shelters for running adventures while the pups await adoption. (And some of the pups get adopted by said runners or become foster homes for our partner shelters.) Our own dog, Jax was a "Miler dog." And our late dog, Lola was the inspiration for the Milers becuase she could run, and run, and run, and run, and then take a drink of water and run some more. One day as I was running her I thought to myself, "This would probably be great for shelter dogs too!" And the rest is history.
Each year we hold a massive adoption event called The Rescue Run 5K. It's obviously a road race, but it's so much more than that. We invite 10+ local shelters and rescues to bring adoptable pups to the race to find forever homes within the running community. It's a day of running, community and rescue celebration.
We're back this year on November 2, 2019 at a new location (FDR Park).
FYI: Minder Steph wins the race most years. Yeah, she wins it. There she is in 2017 sprinting to the finish line.
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The race includes:
Tech T-Shirts for all pre-registered runners (Men’s and Women’s sizes available)
Personalized Fundraising Pages
Team Set-Up (Form a Team! Join a Team! Lead a Team!)
Awards for Age Group Winners
Fundraising Prizes (Individual and Team)
Adoptable dogs at the race from our foster program, local shelters and rescues
Warm fuzzies knowing that you ran for rescue!