KC Rescue Run 5k

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Swope Park

For the first time ever, you can run (or walk) to help KC Pet Project give love and medical care to Kansas City’s homeless pets!

Join KC Pet Project on Saturday, October 24, 2020, as racers make their way through scenic Swope Park, the new home of the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, in the KC Rescue Run 5K! As you run through Swope Park, you’ll see Kansas City landmarks like Starlight Theatre, the Kansas City Zoo, and of course, the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care. And while we would love to see your pets during the run, this event is for humans only, so please leave your pets at home. But, if you need a break while you run, you can stop and snuggle a shelter puppy or kitten along the race route!

All race finishers will receive a custom KC Pet Project medal, and you’ll receive a commemorative race shirt for registering. Then, join KC Pet Project after the race for the awards ceremony, food and drink, and pet-friendly vendor booths.

You can sign-up today for Kansas City’s new favorite 5K and support the 11,000 homeless, abandoned, and often injured pets that will arrive at KC Pet Project this year. Don’t miss this inaugural event!

KC Rescue Run

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Race Day Packet Pickup: 6:30am

Race Start Time: 8:00am

Swope Park | Kansas City, Missouri

Postponement Details

For more information about how the postponement of the KC Rescue Run will affect your registration, please visit our registration page.

Registration Details

  • The current price is $33.00 Race Fee + $3.45 SignUp Fee
  • Price increases to $38.00 Race Fee + $3.45 SignUp Fee after October 5, 2020, at 11:59pm CDT
  • Online registration ends on October 21, 2020, at 11:59pm CDT
  • Race day registration is $40.00 Race Fee + $3.45 SignUp Fee
  • Virtual registration available for $40.00 Race Fee + $3.45 SignUp Fee, until October 23, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Awards and Giveaways

  • All participants will receive the inaugural KC Rescue Run t-shirt (t-shirt and size requested can only be guaranteed to participants who register before October 12, 2020)
  • All race finishers will receive a custom finishers medal
  • Awards will be given to the top overall male and female race finishers and age group awards will be announced following the race to the first, second, and third place finishers in each age category


Brooke Herriott
Fundraising Events Coordinator

Sponsor Our Event

Sponsorship information for the KC Rescue Run 5K can be found here. Your sponsorship helps support our cause and our event.