Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

Racing for Rescues Photos Now Available!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

All the photos taken at the Racing for Rescues Event have been uploaded to the website!

Photos taken at the Glover Photo Booth are here!

Photos taken by Pawww Snap photographer Eric Krouse are here for both the 5K Run and the 2K Walk.

Many other photos, including Run, Walk, Grounds and Awards, mostly taken by Kelsey Matthys are available here!

Interested in seeing ALL the Racing for Rescues photos in one place? Check out our new photo album area of the website right here!

Racing for Rescues One Day Left!

Racing for Rescues is Tomorrow!

Racing for Rescues One Day Left!

Racing for Rescues 5K run/2K walk and Second Chance Family Reunion Sunday forecast: a sunny day ahead with temps in the high 50s/low 60s! Couldn’t be more perfect! DON’T FORGET: Online registration closes at 5:30pm today; the registration table opens tomorrow morning at 9:00am and all runners should be registered by 9:45am.

 

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

“Racing for Rescues” The Final 5K Friday: Dog Awards, Important Info, and Reminders

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

Well everyone, this is it: the final 5K Friday post!

 

As we put the finishing touches on Racing for Rescues and the Reunion, we’ve got some final reminders for you–and exciting news: for the first time ever, the fastest dogs (in the categories of small, medium, and large) will win awards! How great will your pup look with a ribbon pinned to her collar? Just one more thing to make this our best race yet! 🙂 (And with 500+ registrants so far–wow!–we most certainly have you to thank for making this one great!)

— ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO: 5K, 2K, & REUNION —

We’ve updated the Racing for Rescues web page with important race-day info, including the location of (and directions to) MRC Plaza on Centennial Campus, event timings, course maps, and more. Check it out today–and don’t forget that early packet pick-up is Friday at Fleet Feet!

Saturday, May 6: The FINAL DAY for Online Registration and Raffle Tickets

Online registration for the event closes at 5:30 p.m. EST tomorrow, Saturday, May 6. Online raffle ticket sales will close at the same time. While we will have on-site registration (runners should register no later than 9:45 a.m.) and on-site raffle ticket sales, too, registration is cheaper in advance and raffle tickets are available to those who can’t attend the event on our website, so take advantage of both opportunities before it’s too late!

Registration Table: FIRST STOP for Event Shirts, Bibs, Goody Bags, and Bandanna Coupons (Free for All Dogs There)!

When you arrive Sunday, make the Registration Table your first stop (don’t let the Duck Donuts tempt you off-course just yet!). We’ll get you all checked in and ready to go–and get your dog set up with a Second Chance bandanna (while supplies last)!

— TO ALL OUR PARTICIPANTS: THANK YOU —

As we’re flying around the Adoption Center this week making sure we have every last detail in order, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos and overwhelmed by the stress of pulling off a great event. We might need a reminder to stop and breathe, but when we do, we remember that all of this is for the animals, and we are (somewhat) rejuvenated. Rescue takes a village, and our community of supporters continue to astound us with an outpouring of generosity. We appreciate each and every one of you and are grateful for all you have done to help us save lives.

— THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS —

BottleMixx, Dogtopia of Raleigh, Care First Animal Hospital, Glover Corp, Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care, Purina Pro Plan in conjunction with Pet Supplies Plus, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Triangle Law Group, AKC Reunite, Pet Mania, Tapout Fitness, Armadale Farm Kennel, Merufitness, Servepro, Phydeaux and H² Management and Design.

BottleMixx, Dogtopia of Raleigh, Care First Animal Hospital, Glover Corp, Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care, Purina Pro Plan in conjunction with Pet Supplies Plus, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Triangle Law Group, AKC Reunite, Pet Mania, Tapout Fitness, Armadale Farm Kennel, Merufitness, Servepro and Phydeaux

— SPONSOR SPOTLIGHTS —

When your pet has an emergency and your vet isn’t available, “scary” doesn’t even begin to describe it. But Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care can help. Providing veterinary emergency services for the care of dogs, cats, and exotic pets for over 35 years in Raleigh, Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care is a caring extension of your family veterinarian. Offering urgent and critical care during night, weekend, and holiday hours, they’re there to meet the needs of you, your pet, and your family 24/7/365. Learn more at www.ervets4pets.com!

Purina Pro Plan is trusted by professionals and crafted with pride. As the first dry food brand with real meat as the first ingredient, Purina provides outstanding nutrition for those who want the absolute best. With over 85 years of innovation and more than 400 scientists–including veterinarians and nutritionists–on staff, Purina obsesses over the quality and safety of all their products, creating nutrition that not only performs but has an enticing taste, too. Learn more at www.proplan.com and pick up a bag today at Pet Supplies Plus in Raleigh.

AKC Reunite is North America’s largest not-for-profit pet ID and recovery service. AKC Reunite is committed to Pet Identification, specifically ensuring pets have two forms of ID, a collar or pet ID tag and a microchip (or tattoo), to aid in their quick identification and return home if they get lost. AKC Reunite offers an incredible value for its microchip and ID service, with proceeds supporting the needs of the animals that inhabit and enrich our lives. They are a pipeline of support through microchip and scanner donations, the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program, and their many other charitable programs. Learn more at www.akcreunite.org.

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa offers professional massage, facial, and hair removal services tailored to your individual needs. They’re always there when you need them since they’re open seven days a week with extended hours, so you can look and feel your best any time–affordably, at that! The massage and facials menu runs dozens of varieties long so you can select the service you love most, and Healthy Lifestyle Program members enjoy additional services and lower rates. Check them out today at www.handandstone.com.

Special 30th Anniversary Merchandise to Debut at 5K

On May 7, we kick off our 30th anniversary celebration at Racing for Rescues! We’re getting the party started with brand new commemorative merchandise featuring our special 30th anniversary logo, seen above.

 

On Sale at the Merch Booth May 7:

 

  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Drawstring Backpack Totes
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Dog Leashes
  • Collapsible Water Bowls for Dogs
  • Water Bottles
  • Travel Mugs

Free bandannas for dogs in attendance!

We told ya–this will be our best Racing for Rescues yet! Don’t miss out on this event and the Family Reunion!

Last Day for 5K / 2K / Family Reunion T-Shirt Orders!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

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Second Chance Pet Adoptions Family Reunion

Today is the LAST DAY to register for the Racing for Rescues 5K Run/2K Walk and the first-ever Second Chance Family Reunion to guarantee a shirt in your size! We are ordering extras for those who register between April 25 and the event itself (May 7, when on-site registration will still be accepted), but we cannot guarantee a shirt in your size–or even a shirt at all, if we run out–after today! Don’t delay, register today! 🙂

 

What is the Family Reunion? We’re kicking off our 30th Anniversary with the Second Chance family. At the event, you can:

•    Receive a commemorative t-shirt (guaranteed only for those registered for Racing for Rescues or the Family Reunion by the end of the day today, so register now!)
•    Have your picture taken with your pet (and order a special commemorative engraving of your photo on a tin plate if you’d like!)
•    Post pictures of your Second Chance pets (past and present) on our Family Tree bulletin board
•    Get a free Second Chance bandanna for your pet
•    Pick up brand new, limited-edition 30th Anniversary merchandise, like t-shirts, pet gear, and coffee mugs
•    Share your story of adopting your animal from Second Chance or becoming a dedicated Second Chance volunteer in our video booth
•    Be a part of the largest pet family photo on record!

If you’ve already registered for Racing for Rescues, then your Family Reunion registration is already complete!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

“Racing for Rescues” Our First Ever Family Reunion–Join Us!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

Happy 5K Friday! Today we’re talking about the first-ever Second Chance Family Reunion!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Family Reunion

Our 2017 Racing for Rescues event marks the start of Second Chance’s 30th anniversary celebration! Since 1987, Second Chance has helped more than 12,000 cats and dogs find their forever homes, so to celebrate, we’re hosting a Family Reunion for all of the furry families Second Chance has helped create over the years.

The Family Reunion will take place on May 7, 2017 as part of Racing for Rescues. The reunion is open to all members of the Second Chance family – if you’ve volunteered with Second Chance, adopted a pet through Second Chance, receive or emails or follow us on social media, or have simply attended one of our events, you are a part of the Second Chance family!

We need your help to kick off our 30th Anniversary celebration, so bring your pets and join us at the Family Reunion, where you can:

•    Receive a commemorative t-shirt (guaranteed only for those registered for Racing for Rescues or the Family Reunion by the end of the day on April 24, 2017, so register now!)
•    Have your picture taken with your pet (and order a special commemorative engraving of your photo on a tin plate if you’d like!)
•    Post pictures of your Second Chance pets (past and present) on our Family Tree bulletin board
•    Get a free Second Chance bandanna for your pet
•    Pick up brand new, limited-edition 30th Anniversary merchandise, like t-shirts, pet gear, and coffee mugs
•    Share your story of adopting your animal from Second Chance or becoming a dedicated Second Chance volunteer in our video booth
•    Be a part of the largest pet family photo on record!

If you’ve already registered for Racing for Rescues, then your Family Reunion registration is already complete! While we’d love to have as many people as possible running the 5K or walking the 2K courses, if you’d like to join us for the Family Reunion without participating in Racing for Rescues, all you need to do is register! If you use Facebook, why not RSVP to the Facebook event page while you’re at it to make staying up-to-date easier?

— DON’T FORGET YOUR SPRING RAFFLE TICKETS! —

Wilmington Getaway

One night at Camellia Cottage Bed and Breakfast, a $50 AmericanExpress gift card, a getaway basket, and a bottle of wine–friendly dogs welcome!

$150 Fleet Feet Sports Gift Card

Spend it however you like!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Enjoy a night out with friends! Win 4 tickets to a Durham Bulls baseball game and a $50 Mellow Mushroom gift card for amazing pizza!

Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest

Have dinner at The Pit ($50 gift card) and then delight in an NC Theater performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast–with 3 guests of your own!

Pamper Yourself at Waverly

Indulge in a massage at Hand and Stone and then dine on a $20 gift card to Enrigo Italian Bistro! It’s the perfect day!

Join us Sunday, May 7 on NCSU’s Centennial Campus to have fun and save lives. See all the event info here! We have student and team discounts for the 5K/2K!

Get others involved: if you use Facebook, please share the Facebook event page!

— THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS —

BottleMixx, Dogtopia of Raleigh, Care First Animal Hospital, Glover Corp, Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care, Purina Pro Plan in conjunction with Pet Supplies Plus, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Triangle Law Group, AKC Reunite, Pet Mania, Tapout Fitness, Armadale Farm Kennel, Merufitness, Servepro and Phydeaux.

BottleMixx, Dogtopia of Raleigh, Care First Animal Hospital, Glover Corp, Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care, Purina Pro Plan in conjunction with Pet Supplies Plus, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Triangle Law Group, AKC Reunite, Pet Mania, Tapout Fitness, Armadale Farm Kennel, Merufitness, Servepro and Phydeaux

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

“Racing for Rescues” Early-bird Discount Ends and Family Reunion Opens

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

Happy 5K Friday! We’ll keep this one short and sweet: register now to save money! (Treat yourself to spring raffle tickets with that cash instead! You could win big!)

The Racing for Rescues early-bird discount ENDS TONIGHT at 11:59pm EST, so register by the end of the day to take advantage of the deal! What are you waiting for?!

— FAMILY REUNION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN —

Are you looking to have some fun with us on May 7, but not into the idea of a 5K run or 2K walk? In honor of our 30th anniversary, we’re inviting everyone in the Second Chance family–including volunteers (past and present), adopters, and supporters–to the first ever Second Chance Family Reunion! Register now to reserve a special event t-shirt!

— THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS —

BottleMixx, Dogtopia of Raleigh, Care First Animal Hospital, Glover Corp, Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care, Purina Pro Plan in conjunction with Pet Supplies Plus, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Triangle Law Group, AKC Reunite, Pet Mania, Tapout Fitness, Armadale Farm Kennel, Merufitness and Servepro.

BottleMixx, Dogtopia of Raleigh, Care First Animal Hospital, Glover Corp, Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care, Purina Pro Plan in conjunction with Pet Supplies Plus, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Triangle Law Group, AKC Reunite, Pet Mania, Tapout Fitness, Armadale Farm Kennel, Merufitness and Servepro

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

“Racing for Rescues” Early-bird Discount Expiring Soon & Sponsor Shout-out

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

Happy 5K Friday! Today’s topics: a reminder that the early-bird discount will expire soon, and a big ol’ shout-out to all of our sponsors for their support!

Time's Running Out!

The Racing for Rescues early-bird discount runs (see what we did there?) through 11:59pm on April 7, so you’ve got one week left to take advantage of the deal! Don’t miss it!

SECOND CHANCE SPONSORS…AND A SURPRISE!

New Gold Paw Sponsor

GloverIf you live and work in the Raleigh area, you’ve probably heard of a third-generation printing company: Glover Corporation…but you might not know all that Glover can do. While Glover can meet all your printing and large and small custom signage needs, did you know they also make an astonishing array of 3D and promotional products? From tap handles to flight trays, to other machined and dimensional custom-designed products, there’s a new motto in town: if you can put it on a wall, a floor, or a door, think Glover. As our newest Gold Paw sponsor, we’re excited to tell you more in the coming months about how this friend of the animals can help you realize your dreams—even the ones you didn’t know you had.

All Our  Racing for Rescues Sponsors

Thank You, Sponsors

Racing for Rescues is quite the big affair! We couldn’t pull it off without the support of our participants, our volunteers, and of course, our sponsors! Please give some love to these animal-loving businesses:

BottleMixx, Dogtopia of Raleigh, Care First Animal Hospital, Glover Corp, Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care, Purina Pro Plan in conjunction with Pet Supplies Plus, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Triangle Law Group, AKC Reunite, Pet Mania, Tapout Fitness, Armadale Farm Kennel, and Merufitness.

All Sponsors

Sponsor Surprise – An Excellent Way to Remember  Racing for Rescues 2017!

Photos

We are thrilled to announce that at this year’s Racing for Rescues and Family Reunion, our new Gold Paw sponsor Glover will be taking great photos of you and your pals (especially your furry friends!) and offering tin plate frameless “frames” for sale! This unique way to display a photograph will stand out on your shelf and will be a wonderful way to remember the fun you had on May 7, 2017–and the lives you helped to save! Don’t miss this opportunity to get such a special memento–register today!

FAMILY REUNION & 30th ANNIVERSARY

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing information about the family reunion we’re hosting at Racing for Rescues in honor of our 30th anniversary celebration kick-off at the event! We hope everyone in the Second Chance family–including volunteers (past and present), adopters, and supporters–will join us! This will be our best Racing for Rescues yet, so get registered and get ready!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

“Racing for Rescues” 5K/2K–What will you win on May 7?

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

Our annual 5K run/2K walk is back, and if saving kitties and puppies isn’t enough motivation for you, we’ve got a ton of awards and prizes for the big day!

Get registered and get ready to join us Sunday, May 7 on NCSU’s Centennial Campus to have fun and save lives. See all the event info here!

Great Awards and Great Prizes

Win the Race

Do you have a competitive streak? Do you enjoy competing against others, or even against yourself? Good news: Racing for Rescues is a timed event and your bib will be chipped! Sign up today to compete in your first real 5K, improve your time, push yourself further, or take one of our awards on May 7! Who wouldn’t want a medal and a Fleet Feet gift card?! You gotta be in it to win it, so sign up now!

Win a Raffle Prize

From a Wilmington get-away to a local night out for dinner and the ball game or theater performance, to pampering yourself with a massage or new athletic gear, you can win one of five great prizes* by purchasing your tickets today! Every ticket has five chances to win!

*Need not be present to win.

Win a Fundraising Prize

When you register, you have a chance to say, “YES, I want to help animals even more” and become a fundraiser with your own personal or team web page! You can share the link with friends, relatives, neighbors, and coworkers and ask them to support you as you become a hero for the animals–we’ll even provide you with all the tools you need to make the ask, so don’t be shy, sign up today! The individual and the team who raise the most money* will win prizes (like a Pizza Party at Patrick Jane’s for the winning team), and everyone who raises $30 or more** will receive one entry for every $30 raised (that’s 10 entries for someone who raises $300)!

*Eligible online donations may be received until 5:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 6; eligible cash and check donations must be received by Second Chance by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 5.

**One’s own Racing for Rescues registration fee does not apply.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

Patrick Jane’s is donating a pizza party to the team that raises the most money!

Second Chance Pet Adoptions Racing for Rescues

EXCITING NEWS! Patrick Jane’s Gourmet Pizza Bar & Bistro is donating a pizza party to the team that raises the most money for the animals for Racing for Rescues & Family Reunion! 🍕 🍕 🍕 Register today as a team leader or team member to receive your own fundraising page and all the tools you need to become a hero for the animals and enjoy a pizza party with friends “on the house!” Thank you, Patrick Jane’s! Register HERE!