What you get for registering!

Ring Spun T-Shirt

PetPromise Rescue Run

PetPromise Rescue Run


Extremely soft and fashionable.

PetPromise Rescue Run

PetPromise Rescue Run

PetPromise Rescue Run


Selected the Best Dog Friendly Race

in Ohio and in the USA!

Fun For Your Dog

PetPromise Rescue Run

Fun For Your Dog


This is a great event to get active with your dog!

Vendor Tents

Custom Race Bib

Fun For Your Dog


McFerson Park Vendor Show

For You and Your Pets!

Custom Race Bib

Custom Race Bib

Custom Race Bib


Nothing generic here, custom race bib branded just for the PetPromise Rescue Run.

Chip Timing

Custom Race Bib

Custom Race Bib


 Instant results available online and at the kiosk once you cross the finish line. 

petpromise 5k, 10k & 1 mile run/walk



Join us on Saturday, May 25, 2019 for the PetPromise Rescue Run 5k, 10k and  1 mile walk! This race and festival is held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at McFerson Commons Park in the Arena District. It promotes awareness of the pet overpopulation problem and supports efforts to change the future for all homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption. Runners, walkers, and friendly dogs are welcome. The PetPromise Rescue Run is a family Memorial Day weekend tradition! 

For more information please visit the event website: http://rescuerun.com

Early Packet Pickup

Register now in just 60 seconds by CLICKING HERE!

Advanced Packet Pickup:  

Date/Time: Friday, May 24th from 3-7pm

Location:  Road Runner Sports

​535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd.
Worthington, OH 43085  

Race Day Information & Pricing

The 5k, 10k and the 1 mile races will all begin at 9:00am.  

You can sign up for the races on event day.

Race day packet pick-up and same day registration will open the morning of the event at 8am at McFerson Commons Park across from Nationwide Arena:

218 West St

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Registration Options (please note the price increases labeled as: a, b & c)

a. Until May 10 at 1pm

b. May 10 at 1pm - May 23

c. May 24 - Race Day   

1 mi - a. $30    b. $35    c. $40

5k - a. $30    b. $35    c. $40

10k - a. $40    b. $45    c. $50

What You Get For Registering

~ Be a part of the best dog race not only in Ohio but in the USA!

~ Limited edition ring spun cotton shirts for all participants (they are so soft!)
~ Custom designed race bib

~ A fun dog themed festival with vendors going on throughout the morning
~ Participation in desired event
~ State of the art chip timing and immediate online results
~ Finish line photos
~ Touch screen kiosk with instant results
~ Award medals for the top finishers (see below for details)
~ And MORE!! 

Additional Information

Organizer: Amanda Moore

Email: rescuerun@petpromise.org
Phone: 614-PET-2149

Shirt Deadline

Participants who register by Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone) are guaranteed a t-shirt in the size selected during registration. Those who register after Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone) are not guaranteed a shirt or selection of sizes if shirts are available.


Paid parking is available in surrounding parking garages, surface lots, and metered street spots. PetPromise does not provide parking passes, vouchers, or parking fee reimbursement for volunteers. The City of Columbus and private garage owners set the prices of these facilities. Please pay attention to signs in garages, in lots, or on streets to determine whether you are parked legally.


Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at Rescue Run. Please keep your dog on a short leash on the course so as not to trip up other runners or walkers. Please also pay attention to signs of fatigue and do not push your dog to finish if your dog wants to stop. Find a volunteer if your dog needs help. Water for dogs will be provided.


​Awards will be given to the: top 20 males and top 20 females for the 5k, top 5 males and top 5 females for the 10k, top 3 dog finishers and the top 3 fundraisers.

Strollers are allowed at the race. We ask that you line up in the back when starting the race.

Course Maps

The route is entirely on paved roads and bike trails throughout Columbus and along the Scioto River. The 10k is a loop and can be seen below in the link. The 1 mile and 5k map is beneath the 10k link.