REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL RESCUE RUN 5K
TO BE HELD ON VETERANS DAY, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2017
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, REGISTER EARLY!
Looking for a dog friendly 5K?
Participants can run or walk with or without a dog to honor VETERANS' DAY
and help us RESCUE ONE TO RESCUE ANOTHER!
In 2014, SWMI RACERS partnered with the Whirlpool Veterans Association to create a 5K that would not only honor Veterans Day, but would also benefit a veterans’ organization. RACERS members discovered Stiggy’s Dogs, a 501(c)3 organization based in Howell Michigan, and the RACERS Rescue Run 5K was born!
Stiggy's Dogsrescues and trains shelter dogs to be psychiatric service dogs for military veterans in Michigan, living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. Dogs are trained and deployed at no cost to the veteran. Stiggy's Dogs relies on donations to to cover costs associated with training both the dog and the veteran. Examples of costs include:
$15 provides treats for training
$30 pays for one training outing
$50 supplies all leashes and collars for training for a dog
$75 buys a crate and crate pad for a dog/veteran
$150 supplies a dog and veteran with a "Welcome Aboard Kit"
$250 funds a vest, patches and training gear for a dog
$350 pays for all basic obedience training for a dog
The 5K route is an out and back course to Jean Klock Park, with a start and finish on Graham Avenue near the corner of North Shore Drive in Benton Harbor. The route is stroller friendly, and post-race refreshments are available at the finish line.
Overall male, female and canine finishers in both the run and walk division will receive individual awards. Medals go to top 3 male and female age group finishers in the 5K run, and also to top 10 male & female walkers. Door prizes awarded to both random human and canine participants!
The event is timed, using an electronic printing timer. Finish times for all participants will be available online after the event.
FEES: 15 and Over: $20 by midnight 10/22
$25 10/23 through Thursday 11/09
$30 Race Day
14 and under: $15 through Race Day
* No charge for adults and children pushed or pulled in strollers of any kind, wheelchairs of any kind, and wagons
* Participants pushing adults or children in any stroller, wheelchair, or wagon must select the Stroller option