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October 07, 2023

Racin' for Rescues 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Freestone Park • 1045 E Juniper Avenue GilbertAZ  85234 Organized by StartLine Sports LLC

About this event

Join AZ Paws and Claws Pet Fostering for the 7th Annual Racin' For Rescues 5K and 1 Mile event!

This pet friendly event will hit the paths at Freestone Park in Gilbert on October 7, 2023.



Millions of unwanted dogs and cats are put down every year in US shelters. We want to help change that! By participating in Racin’ for Rescues, you will help us find homes for these pets so they may find that loving family they’ve been waiting for. All of our volunteers are unpaid and willingly put themselves and their hearts on the line to save animals. The funds we collect will help us feed more hungry dogs and cats, provide needed emergency medical care, create more neuter/spay programs for the public and get one step closer to saving them all.



Event details and schedule

Mail-in and Virtual Registration


To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

We are excited to announce our Racin' for Rescues Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event dri-fit tech t-shirt. All you have to do is register above! Please note - your virtual packet will be mailed out the week of October 9th.

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at info@startlineracing.com



What You Get! 

- Custom Event Finisher's Medal for ALL participants

- Custom Event Dri-Fit Shirt for ALL participants

- Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 5K event only. Our age groups are the following:

  • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Older

- Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

- Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

- Event managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.


Race Day Information 

Race Day packet pickup will be available beginning at 7:00am at Freestone Park

We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

Cost of registration on race day will be:

5K - $40

1 Mile - $30

We welcome wheelchairs, strollers, wagons and leashed pets!

No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

Please note - this is an open use park and does not close for our event.

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds due to weather


Course Maps 

5K Map

1 Mile Map


Packet Pick-up Opportunities 

Friday, October 6, 2023 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Sole Sports in Tempe (map)

- Sole Sports is located at 1006 E Warner Road, Tempe, AZ 85284

Saturday October 7, 2023 at Freestone Park (race location) beginning at 7:00am.


Event schedule 

  •   October 6 3:00 PM - Packet Pickup at Sole Sports in Tempe from 3-6pm
  •   October 7 7:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
  •   October 7 8:00 AM - 5K Begins
  •   October 7 8:10 AM - 1 Mile Begins
  •   October 7 9:00 AM - Awards Ceremony (approx)



Freestone Park

1045 E Juniper Avenue GilbertAZ  85234

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