Rescue Me 5K

Rescue Me 5K 5th RescueMe 5k coming October 2020 to benefit Operation Sidekick - pairing rescued service dogs with veterans struggling with PTSD. Grab your four-legged and two-legged running and walking buddies and join us at McAlpine Creek Park for our fifth RescueMe 5k benefiting the American Pit Bull Foundation and Operation Sidekick!
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Operating as usual

04/11/2020
APBF Update - April 2020

5k fans - we’ve been holding off on sending out info about this year’s 5th annual RescueMe 5k. We had some amazing plans that due to so many unforeseen circumstances we’ve had to alter. Though this year’s event won’t run like our last four, we’re planning something fun and interactive. We’ve got a knack for turning lemons into lemonade. Stay tuned! 🍋 🏃🏾

An update video about the RescueMe 5K, what we are doing to help and asking for your continued support.

We've got an important update for all of you fantastic RescueMe 5k participants out there! See the beneficiaries from la...
07/07/2019
Important RescueMe 5K 2019 Update

We've got an important update for all of you fantastic RescueMe 5k participants out there! See the beneficiaries from last year's event and see what we are up to. Happy running!
P.S. We apologize for the dead link in the email for volunteering. You can sign up to help here: http://apbf.dog/signup

Miss out on the early bird girt this year and want a signature purple collapsable water bowl for your travel and hiking ...
11/29/2018

Miss out on the early bird girt this year and want a signature purple collapsable water bowl for your travel and hiking adventures with your canine too? You're in luck! We have some available through the holidays! These make great gifts for friends and family with dogs on the go as well! Get yours here:
https://americanpitbullfoundation.com/product/collapsable-water-bowl/

11/26/2018
2018 RescueMe 5k

We had a blast at the 2018 RescueMe 5k and hope you did too! Check out some of the fun Austin James Marvel captured for us the day of the event!

Than you so much to all of our participants, our event sponsors, and of course - our awesome volunteers!

Thanks so much to everyone that came out to the 4th annual RescueMe 5k on Saturday, October 13th! We had so much fun and hope you all did as well! Special th...

**RM5Kers**Today through November 2nd, AmazonSmile is donating 10X their normal donation for purchases made through smil...
10/29/2018

**RM5Kers**
Today through November 2nd, AmazonSmile is donating 10X their normal donation for purchases made through smile.amazon.com! Get a head start on your holiday shopping and help the American Pit Bull Foundation at the same time!

If you aren't a part of AmazonSmile yet - just sign up through smie.amazon.com, select American Pit Bull Foundation, and shop away on Amazon! the only difference is starting at smile.amazon.com rather than amazon.com when you shop.

https://smile.amazon.com/b?node=15576738011&ref_=pe_732550_366090100

10/12/2018

Use “ICARE” at checkout for $5 off registration for tomorrow’s event! There’s still time to get in on the fun!
www.rescueme5k.com

Did you procrastinate? No worries - there's still time to get in on the fun Saturday!www.rescueme5k.com
10/12/2018

Did you procrastinate? No worries - there's still time to get in on the fun Saturday!
www.rescueme5k.com

Official Race Day Schedule of Events:7:30am - Packet Pickup and Registration Opens9:00am - Race begins9am to 12pm - Vend...
10/09/2018

Official Race Day Schedule of Events:

7:30am - Packet Pickup and Registration Opens
9:00am - Race begins
9am to 12pm - Vendor Village, Birdsong Beer Tent, and Raffles open
10:15am - Award Ceremony
10:45am - Pet Halloween Costume Contest
12pm - Event ends

10/09/2018
10/04/2018
RESCUE ME 5K CHARLOTTE NC 2016

We love how many people come back year after year to support veterans and canines at the RescueMe 5k!
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 13th!
If you haven't registered yet - signup at www.rescueme5k.com.

This is "RESCUE ME 5K CHARLOTTE NC 2016" by rodney stoner on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Sidekick Jake is one of our beneficiaries of this year's RescueMe 5k! Register today to help canines and veterans by wal...
10/02/2018

Sidekick Jake is one of our beneficiaries of this year's RescueMe 5k! Register today to help canines and veterans by walking or running with your favorite furry friend! join us virtually if you can't be there in person! Register for in-person or virtual at www.rescueme5k.com.

TODAY is the last day to be guaranteed an official 2018 Race T with registration! Rescued is my Favorite Breed ☺️🐾 Virtu...
09/30/2018

TODAY is the last day to be guaranteed an official 2018 Race T with registration! Rescued is my Favorite Breed ☺️🐾 Virtual participants included. Spread the word!

Just in case you aren't on our email newsletter list - get the latest below and signup to receive up to date information...
09/26/2018
Don't Miss our Biggest Event of the Year! 🐾📢

Just in case you aren't on our email newsletter list - get the latest below and signup to receive up to date information:

One of Charlotteans favorite 5ks of the year is only 17 days away! Don't miss out on this year's "Rescued is my Favorite Breed" race shirt and be sure to register by this Sunday morning (09/30) at www.rescueme5k.com. 

**Deadline approaching**The Official 2018 RescueMe 5k Shirt is here! Every registrant, (including our virtual runners) g...
09/25/2018

**Deadline approaching**The Official 2018 RescueMe 5k Shirt is here! Every registrant, (including our virtual runners) get our signature purple shirt and a free beer, (if you are 21+) for registering. Register by midnight on Saturday the 29th to make sure you get your official race shirt! www.rescueme5k.com

We couldn't agree more - especially when running with your favorite furry friends.
09/09/2018

We couldn't agree more - especially when running with your favorite furry friends.

Purple is so perfect for the Fall! Don't forget to register your four-leggers to get their Running Buddy and/or Drinking...
08/23/2018

Purple is so perfect for the Fall! Don't forget to register your four-leggers to get their Running Buddy and/or Drinking Buddy bandana!
www.rescueme5k.com

Hey RescueMe Runners! We are gearing up for our fourth annual RescueMe 5K on October 13, 2018 and we excited to see you ...
07/24/2018

Hey RescueMe Runners! We are gearing up for our fourth annual RescueMe 5K on October 13, 2018 and we excited to see you there. If you haven't registered yet, registration is open: http://rescueme5k.com/

Running is even more fun when done with friends, so bring along the pack. Share this graphic with friends and family so they can join in the fun! Here is Allison with her 4-legged buddy showing us how it's done. Thanks Allison! (https://www.facebook.com/ascheidegger1) #rescueme5k #comerunwithme

Lots of puppy love at this past weekend’s #superfit competition at Steele Creek Crossfit! You’ll get to meet some of the...
07/17/2018

Lots of puppy love at this past weekend’s #superfit competition at Steele Creek Crossfit! You’ll get to meet some of the Sidekick recruits at the RescueMe 5k this year!

07/09/2018

Have you registered yet?
rescueme5k.com

5k Fans - we are asking you, as our Service Dog supporting crew - to please sign this petition to appeal to Delta Air Li...
07/09/2018
Sign the Petition

5k Fans - we are asking you, as our Service Dog supporting crew - to please sign this petition to appeal to Delta Air Lines to reconsider their illegal breed ban of pit bull type dogs including service and emotional support dogs. You all know how important the pit bulls we utilize in training are to our veterans with PTSD.
Thank you!

[email protected]: Prompt Delta to Repeal Their Breed Ban and Find a Better Service Dog Solution

Registration is officially open! If you are one of our first 150 registrants, we have a special early bird gift for you!
05/19/2018
Rescue Me 5K - American Pit Bull Foundation

Registration is officially open! If you are one of our first 150 registrants, we have a special early bird gift for you!

Saturday October 13, 2018|9:00 a.m. | View The 2016 Race Video | View The 2017 Race Video (by KeenDog Training) Race Overview

05/19/2018

At the Let Me Run 5k!

Are you excited? We're excited! Mark your calendars - our Fourth annual RescueMe 5k is Saturday, October 13th!
05/07/2018

Are you excited? We're excited! Mark your calendars - our Fourth annual RescueMe 5k is Saturday, October 13th!

***RescueMe 5k fans*** This is what it’s all about! Thanks to you - we are celebrating the 1st birthday of 3 girls that ...
03/21/2018

***RescueMe 5k fans*** This is what it’s all about! Thanks to you - we are celebrating the 1st birthday of 3 girls that are service dogs in-training from Rey’s litter! Save the date - October 13th - for this year’s RescueMe 5k to help us continue rescuing puppies like Letty, Liberty, & Berkley to help those struggling with PTSD! #celebrate #grateful

12/02/2017

Still need your holiday tree? The Tree Elves with King of Pops will deliver them right to your door! Use the code APBF10 at checkout and those elves will make our holiday even brighter with a donation!
www.treeelves.net

Many of you got to meet Sidekick Letty at the RescueMe 5k this year - she made her TV debut today with FOX 46 Charlotte ...
11/07/2017
Getting Results for Veterans

Many of you got to meet Sidekick Letty at the RescueMe 5k this year - she made her TV debut today with FOX 46 Charlotte thanks to the SHARE Charlotte crew! The QC is home to roughly 50,000 veterans!

Good Day's Page Fehling talks with Sara Enos and Amy Jacobs about how you can help get results for veterans.

10/26/2017
2017 Rescue Me 5k

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the video by KeenDog from the Rescue Me 5K! They were out with us again meeting all of the canine participants and doing training demos. We had over 230 happy dogs on-site this year!

Third Annual Rescue Me 5k to benefit Operation Sidekick, brought to you by American Pitbull Foundation. https://americanpitbullfoundation.com https://america...

We had such a blast at the third annual RescueMe 5k! Here are just some of the awesome memories created. Share yours via...
10/20/2017

We had such a blast at the third annual RescueMe 5k! Here are just some of the awesome memories created. Share yours via Google Drive or Dropbox to [email protected] and we'll upload some to this album. Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to our awesome volunteer team, supportive partners, and participants that made this our best year yet! Props to Jeff Phelps for capturing a lot of the fun!

We had such a blast at the third annual RescueMe 5k! Here are just some of the awesome memories created. Share yours via Google Drive or Dropbox to [email protected] and we'll upload some to this album. Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge thank you to our awesome volunteer team, supportive partners, and participants that made this our best year yet! Props to Jeff Phelps for capturing a lot of the fun!

Looking for a frosty treat post-race? King of Pops to the rescue! And check out their King of Pups treats especially for...
10/13/2017

Looking for a frosty treat post-race? King of Pops to the rescue! And check out their King of Pups treats especially for our 4-legged friends.

American Pit Bull Foundation
10/13/2017

American Pit Bull Foundation

There is still time to register for the Rescue Me 5K!

Grab a friend and register for the race! You will receive a running buddy bandana, an authentic Rescue Me 5K race shirt, 20% off your purchase at Omega Sports (Someone say new shoes!), a free beer from Unknown Brewing Co. and much more!

You can register online now, register at Omega Sports today, or register before the race begins tomorrow!

Join us for the best 5K of the year!!!

#APBF #RescueMe5K #Pitbulls #Veterans #ExclamationPoints

In difficult times, every little bit of compassion helps. Paws, Whiskers and Wags makes saying goodbye a little easier. ...
10/13/2017

In difficult times, every little bit of compassion helps. Paws, Whiskers and Wags makes saying goodbye a little easier. Thanks for your support of the 2017 Rescue Me 5k.

When you pick up your race packet at Omega Sports today, check out everything else they have to offer! They're even offe...
10/13/2017

When you pick up your race packet at Omega Sports today, check out everything else they have to offer! They're even offering race participants a special 20% off discount during packet pick up.

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8711 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC
28212

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PACKET PICK UP INFORMATION: Omega Sports Park Road Shopping Center 4201 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28209

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The RescueMe 5k was started in 2015 to bring dog-loving people together to raise funds for Operation Sidekick. 22 veteran lives are claimed to suicide every day and roughly 3,000 pit bull type dogs are euthanized in the United States daily. Operation Sidekick is bridging the gap between these two populations that need each other to help solve PTSD related suicide and unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable dogs. More than just a 5k, the RescueMe 5k is a full blown event that has quickly become one of Charlotte’s favorites. Activities such as a costume contest for dogs, an adoption event, games, training demonstrations, Canine Good Citizen testing, a microchip clinic, contests, music, beer and food are all included each year.

We’ll be back again with this awesome event in 2020! Please join our volunteer team to help us keep this much loved Charlotte event going! Signup here: http://apbf.dog/signup

Happy running!

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Lisa would love for you and Jack to stop by.. bring the fur babies and come have a beer!!!
Rescue Me 5K is there a costume contest this year?
Hi, where is info on packet pick up? Thanks!
Mike, Kay, Clark, Nicole and Emma are walking in honor of Tyson. Please join us.