Saturday October 14, 2017|9:00 a.m. | View The 2016 Race Video


Race Overview

Grab your running buddy – registration is officially open!

Join us Saturday, October 14th for our third annual RescueMe 5K at McApline Creek Park in Charlotte!

Proceeds from the RescueMe 5K benefit the American Pit Bull Foundation’s program Operation Sidekick which is dedicated to training and providing rescued service dogs to veterans battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The race kicks off at 9am for runners and walkers. The 100 Yard Dash Fun Run for kids 12 years of age and under kicks off at 9:45am.

Games, vendors, contests, beer, food, and lots of family fun are to be had at this year’s RescueMe 5k to benefit the American Pit Bull Foundation and our community program helping veterans and canines.

Packet Pickup Information:
Packet Pickup is Friday, October 13th between 11am and 7pm at Omega Sports in the Park Road Shopping Center, Charlotte. All participants receive 20% off any purchase at Omega Sports during Packet Pickup. You can register at Packet Pickup for the race. Packets may also be picked up starting at 7:30am at McAlpine Creek Park the morning of the race. Registrations must be in and packets must be picked up no later than 8:45am.

Registration is open!

Registration includes the following:

All early registrants (including virtual runners) receive:

  • RescueMe 5K / Unknown Brewing Co. beer cup with a complimentary draft beer (Must be 21)
  • The Official 2017 Race T-Shirt
  • 2017 Doggy Bandana (when you register to run with your dog)
  • RescueMe 5K Drawstring Bag (when you register your child for the FUN RUN (12 & Under)
  • Goodies From Sponsors
Can’t run, but still want to support? Become a Virtual Runner (and receive all the Registration Goodies).

Top Dog
$7500(One Available)
  • Bully Buddies Package Plus
  • Company listed as “presenting sponsor” and name/logo integrated into all of the event’s branding & promotional materials
  • Company logo spotlighted on Rescue Me Run website as Presenting Sponsor
  • Logo on promotional fliers distributed to Charlotte area businesses
  • Premium logo placement on race T-Shirt
  • Company advertisement or personalized message on 2 Course Route markers
  • Company logo printed on souvenir dog bandanas and commemorative pint glasses
  • 10 Complimentary race entries
Bully Buddies
$3000(Ten Available)
  • Fast Fido Package Plus
  • Logo spotlighted on this website as a main sponsor
  • Personalized Message on 1 Course Route Markers
  • Inclusion in the APBF Newsletter
  • 20′ x 20′ Tent Space Festival Area
  • 5 Complimentary Race Entries
Fast Fido
$1500No Limit
  • Cool Canines Package Plus
  • Company Logo on Rescue Me 5K website
  • Announcement of sponsorship on Race & APBF social media platforms in the form of a photo
  • Preferred placement of Company logo on race T-shirt
  • Company Banner Displayed at “Start / Finish Line”
  • Inclusion in Runner Virtual Goodie Bags (provided by company)
  • 4 Complimentary Race Entries
Cool Canines
$500No Limit
  • Logo on Race T-Shirt
  • 10′ x 10′ Tent Space Festival Area
  • Announcement on Race & APBF Social Platforms
Furry Friends
$250No Limit
  • Tent Space Festival Area.