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!

With win-win-win We All Win!

Racing for Rescues is better described as win-win-win! Why? It’s 5k Friday!

With win-win-win We All Win!

Things are often described as win-win, but Racing for Rescues is better described as win-win-win! Why? Read on!

— WIN-WIN…WIN! —

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 Sports Raleigh gift card?! You gotta be in it to win it, so sign up now! We’ve got the 5K run AND a 2K walk, and you can sign up as an individual or team leader/member. HURRY: the early-bird deadline is just two weeks away!

WIN A PRIZE: Whether or not you take home one of our awards for crossing the 5K finish line at your fastest pace yet, there are many other prizes to be won on race day!
FUNDRAISING: When you sign up for the 5K or 2K, 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, and everyone who raises $30 or more will receive one entry for every $30 raised (that’s 10 entries for someone who raises $300)!
RAFFLE: 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!

THE ANIMALS WIN, TOO: Every registration, every team, every fundraiser, every raffle ticket sold: they all help save the lives of homeless and abandoned cats and dogs. Since 1987, Second Chance Pet Adoptions has rescued over 12,000 animals. We sent 482 of those animals to their forever homes in 2016, a number made possible by your support for events like this one. Can we do even better in 2017? YES, WE CAN–but we cannot do it without YOU! Register and say YES to fundraising!