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Join AZ Paws and Claws Pet Fostering for the Racin' For Rescues 5K and 1 Mile event!  This pet friendly event will hit the paths at Freestone Park in Gilbert on April 2, 2017. 

Millions of unwanted dogs and cats are put down every year in US shelters. We want to help change that! By participating in Racin’ for Rescues, you will help us find homes for these pets so they may find that loving family they’ve been waiting for. All of our volunteers are unpaid and willingly put themselves and their hearts on the line to save animals. The funds we collect will help us feed more hungry dogs and cats, provide needed emergency medical care, create more neuter/spay programs for the public and get one step closer to saving them all. 


Registration fees

5K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Aug 1 – Oct 31
    2. $30.00
      Nov 1 – Feb 28
    3. $35.00
      Mar 1 – Apr 1

1 Mile Fun Run Closed

Registration closed
    1. $15.00
      Aug 1 – Oct 31
    2. $20.00
      Nov 1 – Feb 28
    3. $25.00
      Mar 1 – Apr 1

Thank you to our Sponsors!









Mail-in Registration

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!  Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

What You Get!

- Custom Event Finisher's Medal for ALL participants

- Custom Event Dri-Fit Shirt for ALL participants

- Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 5K event only.  Our age groups are the following:

  • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Older

- Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (bagels, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc) 

- Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google) 

- Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!




Course Map

Race Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:00am.

  • We accept cash, check, and credit cards (Visa or Master Card) on race day

    • Race Day prices:
      • 5K - $40
      • 1 Mile - $30
  • Leashed pet friendly!

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

Packet Pick-up Opportunities

You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):

  • Friday, March 31st from 4:00 - 7:00pm at Sole Sports Tempe (map)

    • Sole Sports is located at 1006 E Warner Road, Tempe, AZ 85284

  • Sunday, April 2nd starting at 7:00am at Freestone Park (event site)

Event Schedule

  • March 31 4:00 PM - Packet Pickup at Sole Sports Tempe 4-7pm

  • April 2 7:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • April 2 8:00 AM - 5K Race Begins

  • April 2 8:10 AM - 1 Mile Fun Run Begins

  • April 2 9:00 AM - Awards Begin (approximate)

Contact Information

Event Location

Freestone District Park, East Juniper Avenue, Gilbert, AZ, United States

Click here to view map