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Runnin' for Rescues 5K/10K

Sat November 23, 2024 Boaz, AL 35957 US Directions


5K Run

$30 8:10AM CST - 10:00AM CST Price increases after September 5, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 5 - 99.

10K Run

$30 8:00AM CST - 10:00AM CST Price increases after September 5, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 5 - 99.

Sleep In Registration

$25 8:00AM CST - 8:00AM CST Registration ends October 27, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT


400 Elizabeth Street
Boaz, AL US 35957


We are lacing up our sneakers and getting ready for this year’s Runnin’ For Rescues. The Annual Runnin' For Rescues 5K/10K will take place Saturday, November 23, 2024.The Boaz Parks and Recreation Department wants to thank everyone who has participated in this event as a sponsor, volunteer, or runner/walker for the last 6 years. None of this could happen without the support of the community!  We look forward to your continued support this year and in the years to come. Our Diamond Sponsor, Peoples Independent Bank, presents this event.  

We are excited to announce a new route for this year’s run. We will be moving the starting/finishing line to the Rec Center located at 400 Elizabeth Street. We are still in the process of creating the actual route but should be able to make an official announcement by May.

As in years past, this event is all about Second Chance Shelter. They are a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter and so much more! They have amazing sponsor and foster programs for those who are not interested in adoption. Doug and Wanda McGee started Second Chance Shelter in 2008 and they have grown to house and care for over 250 dogs at a time. Their passion for animals is not only obvious but also infectious. In order to make this event as successful as possible, we are reaching out to local businesses to be a part of this experience. Your donation will aid Second Chance in their mission to provide quality care for the dogs in their facility before they are adopted. There are eight different sponsor levels, including increased advertisement for each sponsor, depending on the donation. 

Come join us for the Annual Runnin' For Rescues 5K/10K Race and run through the beautiful Boaz area. The 5K and 10K will begin and end at the Boaz Recreation Center (400 Elizabeth St. Boaz, AL 35957) with water stations along the route. Finisher medals will be given at the finish line and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group (male and female) will receive prizes at the awards ceremony. Please register by October 20th in order to be guaranteed a shirt. There will be no refunds, the run will be held rain or shine! 

We will have packet pick up Wednesday, November 20th, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Fleet Feet Huntsville and Thursday, November 21st, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Friday, November 22nd 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Boaz Parks & Recreation Center at 400 Elizabeth Street. Participants can also pick up packets Saturday, November 23rd (race day morning) from 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM. The run is administered by the Boaz Parks and Recreation Department. The course is certified. Age Groups: 12 &under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over.

Second Chance Shelter

"At Second Chance Shelter our Mission is to find loving and lasting homes for adoptable companion animals." The Boaz Parks and Recreation Department is honored to work in partnership with Second Chance Shelter, a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter that saves and houses dogs until they can be adopted to their forever home. They believe every dog has a story and every story deserves a happy ending! Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and their website for more information on how you can change a dog's life today!

Second Chance Group

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Diamond Sponsor - Peoples Independent Bank

We are excited to announce Peoples Independent Bank as our 2023 Runnin' For Rescues Diamond Sponsor!
“At Peoples Independent Bank, our mission is to own and manage local independent community banks which have as their utmost goal – personal service. We will strive to offer our customers quality banking products combined with a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. We endeavor to invest a generous portion of our time and finances in the progress and growth of the communities in which we serve. We also are continually searching for new and better ways to meet the financial needs of our communities, whether it be through new banking technology, ongoing education, or simply by listening and responding to our customers’ ever-changing needs. To accomplish our goals we must maintain a foundation of strength and soundness from which to operate. Leadership from our officers and directors and the efficiency of loyal well-trained employees provide this base. In short, our goal is to please our shareholders and customers alike, and live up to our pledge.”
“You’ll Like Banking With Us!”



Become a Sponsor!

Please help us to make the Runnin' For Resues Race one to remember. We would love to speak with you about being a part of this event. If you are interested in setting up a meeting about becoming a 2023 Runnin' For Rescues Sponsor, please contact Sonja Hard at the Boaz Recreation Center during office hours, Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you!

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Paper Registration Form

If you would like to pay by cash or check, please fill out the form and mail it to the Boaz Recreation Center along with your registration fee.

Boaz Rec Center

400 Elizabeth St.

Boaz, AL 35957


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