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Inaugural Race For The Rescues – Orange County

  • Great Park Irvine There is no physical address. Do not rely on GPS. (map)
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Open to the public with FREE entry to expo area & adoption fair.

Please note:  There is no physical address to The Great Park.  DO NOT RELY ON GPS.   For directions:  go here  

QUESTION:  What is Race For The Rescues?

ANSWER:  Race For The Rescues is a day when all ages of animal lovers come out to run, walk, shop or adopt to help save the life of a homeless dog, cat or horse.  We are a timed sporting event and have a mixture of serious athletes competing for times and people who just want to come out and walk with or without their dog to help support the benefiting animal welfare organizations. Not a runner?  Then come join the fun of our Expo where we hold dog and cat adoptions, have a huge silent auction, entertainment, a dog costume contest, food trucks, pet psychics, unique pet products and more.  IT’S A BLAST!  

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  • 5K, 10K, 1K DOG WALK & KIDS FUN RUN!
  • Run, walk, shop or adopt to help save the life of a homesless dog, cat or horse!
  • Race Registration:  7:00 am
  • Dog & Cat Adoptions:   7:00 am
  • 5K & 10K Run/Walk:   8:30 am
  • DJ Dance  9:00 am
  • 1K Dog Walk:  9:00 am
  • Kids Fun Run:   9:30 am
  • Rockin’ Adoption Show & Awards:   9:45 am


If you are bringing your dog to the event it is mandatory that they are spayed or neutered, social with other dogs and on a leash at all times.  No retractable leashes allowed for the safety of our participants.

As a safety precaution we ask people not to RACE with children in strollers. 

Thank you for your compassion and support for our cause!

Off to the Races

 For more info, visit:  Rescue Train Event Website

Earlier Event: November 3
FREE Swim Your Dog
Later Event: November 17
Spa Day for You & Your Pet