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The Humane Animal Treatment Society presents "Racin' for Rescues" a virtual run/walk challenge! We may be racing separately, but we stand together for the animals! Participants from across the country can run or walk throughout the weekend of October 16, 17, and 18 (we recommend a goal of 10 miles for the weekend!) around your neighborhood, on the treadmill, through one of Mt. Pleasant's beautiful nature trails, or anywhere else you choose!
Participants who still want a safe "in-person experience" are welcome to join us at Island Park on Saturday, Oct 17th anytime between 10-11am. Look for the HATS table set up near the tennis courts. You will be able to pick up your event t-shirt, bandannas will be given out to pets, route maps will be available, and you can take a photo to be featured on our social media! You may then begin your walk/run on your own, or join our HATS Super Staff Team at 10:30am for a 2 mile walk on the Downtown Park Circuit route. Masks will be worn and we will enjoy a safe walk with our pets. We would love to see your pets strutting their stuff in support of their fellow companion pets still searching for forever homes.
Our goal is to raise $15,000 for the animals and we need your help to do it! Each year we rely on your support to provide safe shelter for over 1,000 homeless animals and perform spay or neuter surgery for over 2,000 community pets. Your participation will allow us to continue saving lives by adopting pets to forever homes, reuniting lost pets with owners, placing vulnerable pets in foster homes, and providing emergency medical care for those that need us most.
*Registrations received before September 28th will include an event t-shirt.
Take your support one paw further by creating your own fundraising page! Friends, families, organizations or businesses can also choose to create a team and fundraise together to increase your lifesaving impact! During registration you will have the option to click: Become a Fundraiser. Once selected you must first create your own individual fundraiser, then you will have the option to join an existing team from a drop-down menu or create a new team. Each individual and team will have a web page that can be easily shared with your family, friends, and followers to encourage them to donate to a cause you are passionate about! If you are part of a team, all donations made through your individual web page will also count toward's your teams total. For step-by-step instructions to create a fundraising page during registration or post-registration, please visit www.hatsweb.org/racinforrescues.
Don't forget to track your distance and please take lots of photos of yourself (and your pets!) while you are participating and use the hashtag #hatsr4r when posting on social media! You will also have the option of submitting your miles the weekend of the race to be in the running for the top distance prizes! Stay tuned for updates and further details on shirt pick-up as the event approaches! Please spread the word, and let's get to racing for our rescue!