KC Rescue Run

Saturday, October 24, 2020 Kansas City, MO US 64132

KC Rescue Run 5K Run/Walk

$33 8:00AM CDT Price increases after October 5, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

$40 Registration ends October 23, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
POSTPONED: KC Rescue Run 5K is now Saturday, October 24

New Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, KC Pet Project has decided to postpone the KC Rescue Run 5K. The race will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020. While we are disappointed to delay this inaugural event, we believe this to be the safest course of action for our supporters and the Kansas City community.

I can't make it on October 24. What now? 

We understand that not all of our racers will be available on the new date and we are saddened that you will no longer be able to join us. We have several options available for those that are no longer able to attend.  

Transfer to the virtual race. 

Transfers to the virtual KC Rescue Run option will be available, FREE of charge, until June 12. To transfer your registration, log into RunSignup, go to Profile > Manage Registration > Transfer Event, and then register for the virtual event. 

Defer to KC Rescue Run 2021. 

Deferment to next years KC Rescue Run will be available, FREE of charge, until June 12. To defer your registration to 2021, log into RunSignup, go to Profile > Manage Registration > Defer Registration

Transfer registration to a friend. 

If you would like to give your registration to a friend who has't already signed up, email our race director at brooke.herriott@kcpetproject.org.

Here Are Your Options:

Your registration will be transferred to the new event date. We can't wait to see you there! 

Those that transfer to the virtual option will still receive their race shirt, finisher medal and bib number. We will mail them to you after the race. 

IMPORTANT: Selecting this option DOES NOT TRANSFER your registration. Follow the instructions below to complete the transfer. 

Transfers to the virtual KC Rescue Run option will be available FREE of charge until June 12. To transfer your registration, login into RunSignup, go to Profile > Manage Registration > Transfer Event, and then register for the virtual event. 

Your donation will allow us to provide supplies, food and medical care to nearly 500 pets that have gone out to foster homes over the past week. These wonderful families are helping us save lives and making room for the pets that will come into our shelter during this crisis. Thank you for supporting KC Pet Project and our foster families! 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://kcpetproject.org/annual-events/kc-rescue-run/.

7077 Elmwood Ave
Kansas City, MO US 64132

For the first time ever, you can run (or walk) to help KC Pet Project give love and medical care to Kansas City’s homeless pets! Join KC Pet Project on Saturday, October 24, 2020, as racers make their way through scenic Swope Park, the new home of the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, in the KC Rescue Run 5K! As you run through Swope Park, you’ll see Kansas City landmarks like Starlight Theatre, the Kansas City Zoo, and of course, the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care. And, if you need a break while you run, you can stop and snuggle a puppy or kitten along the race route! All race finishers will receive a custom KC Pet Project medal, and you’ll receive a commemorative race shirt for registering. Then, join KC Pet Project after the race for the awards ceremony, food and drink, and pet-friendly vendor booths. You can sign-up today for Kansas City’s new favorite 5K and support the 11,000 homeless, abandoned, and often injured pets that will arrive at KC Pet Project this year.

And, while we would love to see your pets during the run, this event is for humans only; please leave your pets at home.

Don’t miss this inaugural event! If you can't join us on race day, sign up as a virtual registrant and we will mail you a participant shirt, finishers medal and bib number after the race!

For more information about KC Pet Project and to view adoptable pets, click here.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my dog?

There will be adoptable animals cheering everyone on from the sidelines. To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe day, we ask that all personal pets stay home. 

Can I bring my service animal?


Are strollers allowed? 

Strollers are welcome, we just ask that you start toward the back of the pack. 

Do I need to register my child? 

We do ask that everyone registers. Children 5 and under are free to register! Please note that they will not receive any items with their registration. 

What if I can't attend the race?  Can I still participate virtually?

Yes, we have a virtual registration option that will allow you to receive a race shirt, finishers medal and bib number. We will mail them to you after the race.


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