2017 Racing for Rescues

Second Chance Pet Adoptions 2017 Racing for Rescues
Kasia and Giza
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Centennial Campus (North Carolina State University)
Check-in and Registration open at 9:00 a.m.
First race starts at 10:00 a.m.
The 2017 Racing for Rescues event features:
• Separate, timed 5K races for runners with dogs and runners without dogs
• A 2K walk for people with or without dogs
• A special 30th anniversary “family reunion” for Second Chance adoptees
• Fantastic raffle prizes (need not be present to win)
• A vendor city of interest to pet owners and athletes alike


Win a Race Prize!

Do you have a competitive streak? Do you enjoy competing against others, or even against yourself? The top 3 male and female finishers for 4 age cohorts for both the race with and without dogs receive medals!  And the overall fastest male and female, with and without dogs wins a $50 gift card to Fleet Feet Sports! 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 Fundraising* Prize!

Win a great prize AND make a difference for the animals in our program! Every $ raised helps to support the animals in our program.  While some of the animals require medical care and surgery, all will incur routine costs such as food ($15-$40 depending on size), vaccinations ($15-20), de-wormer ($12 to over $50 for very large dogs).  All of our animals are spayed or neutered when adopted, with costs for cats and dogs ranging up to $159. Any funds you raise will allow us to help even more homeless dogs and cats in our community to find their forever home!

•    Highest individual fundraiser receives a $50 AMEX gift card
•    All individuals who raise $30** or more will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card (donated by Matt Jones, State Farm Garner).  For this drawing you will receive one entry for every $30 you raise.
•    Highest fundraising team will receive a pizza party from Patrick-Janes Gourmet Pizza Bar & Bistro (recognized for its excellence by multiple sources)

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!

*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.

Patrick Jane's Gourmet Pizza Bar & Bistro

Fifty Dollar AMEX

Hundered Dollar Visa

Win a Raffle Prize!

Every ticket has five chances to win!  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!

*Need not be present to win.

Racing for Rescues


We’re celebrating 30 years of of helping pets find their forever families! Join us at the 2017 Racing for Rescues event for our first Second Chance Family Reunion. If you’ve ever adopted a pet through Second Chance, made a donation, volunteered with us, or attended an event, you are an important part of the Second Chance family. We hope you’ll join us! Dogs will be given special bandanas and we encourage everyone to bring photos of your Second Chance cats and dogs – past and present – for our wall!

Racing for Rescues
Racing for Rescues
Racing for Rescues
Racing for Rescues
Racing for Rescues



Team NameTeam Leader$ Raised
BEST kittens and Billy-BearLisa Best$2,026.10
Triangle Law Group Legal Bea...Laurie Gengo$1,159.75
Remembering Miss DaisyDave Overdier$711.25
Muttley CrewDave Ballesteros$540.00
The PittasBeverly Pitta$444.45
Stella!!!Reid and Riley Sager$414.00
TADHOGLaura Tweed$411.90
Intersil, A Renesas CompanyMonica Torres$363.75
Purr Cup CafeSarah Newton$247.51
Walking for SnickersLynn Idaszak$219.50
4 Legged Friends of Meru Fit...Howie Patterson$209.50
Piper's PackStephanie Lopez$187.85
Lola & LamburtJacinta Whitehurst$178.75
Running is RUFFRachel Cronmiller$165.00
Scooby and ScrappyLainy Slate$162.10


Name$ Donated
Michelle Chiu$257.50
Intersil, a Renesas company$235.00
Marti Spalding$231.75
Stephanie Whitacre$206.00
Laurie Gengo$128.75
Fran Barnes-Melvin$103.00
Marion Sjodin$103.00
Sally Fults$103.00
Susan Murillo$103.00
Triangle Law Group$103.00
Wendy Stephenson$103.00
Ansley LeBlanc$103.00
Michelle & Lewis Fults$103.00

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Purina Pro Plan Pet Supplies Plus
Purina Pro Plan Pet Supplies Plus
Purina Pro Plan Pet Supplies Plus


9:00 Check-in and registration opens
10:00 5K runners without dogs begins
10:05 5K runners with dogs begins
10:45 2K walkers (with or without dogs) begins
11:00 Race Awards
11:30 Raffle Awards and Team/Individual Fundraising Prize Awards


North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus is located off of Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh. Second Chance is currently working with NCSU to finalize our 5K and 2K courses. Check back before race day for driving and parking directions!


Please plan to use short (4-6 feet) leashes. For safety reasons, please do NOT bring your dogs on retractable leashes. All dog owners must be able to provide proof of rabies vaccination if necessary (tag or certificate). As always, please plan to clean up after your dogs!