Race for the rescues

Thank you for your interest in our annual 4K run/walk event, Race for the Rescues! This family-friendly event will unite pet-owners and animal-lovers alike to raise funds for the hundreds of homeless dogs, cats and small animals in need at the shelter. 

In addition to a 4-kilometer run/walk throughout the scenic county park, the event also includes a pet expo, featuring local animal welfare businesses and organizations, activities and other opportunities to support the animals in need.

Register or sign up to fundraise today! And don't forget to bring your pet--animals are more than welcome!

Event Details

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Same-day registration and check-in opens at 7:30 a.m.
Race begins promptly at 9 a.m.

Goose Island Park
W6488 County Road GI
Stoddard, WI 54658
Shelter No. 2

Adult registration: $30
Youth registration: $20
Children 5 years and younger free

*Registration fees will increase by $5 race day
*Credit Cards will not be accepted race-day; cash or check only.

T shirt sizes are not guaranteed after Monday, may 1


Sign up to volunteer for the Race for the Rescues by emailing Karla Korish, our volunteer coordinator, at karla.korish@couleehumane.com. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. 

Pet Expo

The Race for the Rescues will feature local animal welfare organizations and provide a unique opportunity to connect with and share your business and love of animals with more than 200 local pet owners. 

Introducing: Fundraising Entry Option!

The Race for the Rescues is one of the Coulee Region Humane Society's three major events. Therefore, it is one of our largest fundraisers.

As a certified 501c3 nonprofit organization, we rely 100 percent on the generosity of pet lovers like you to operate. So the more money we can raise, the more lives we can save!

In order to do just that, we've introduced an alternative way for you to get involved and attend this year's race--through fundraising. 

You can now sign up to collect donations instead of registering as usual. For every $50 an individuals raises, he or she will receive one free admission to this year's Race for the Rescues.

Simply click the "Fundraise" button below, download and fill out the necessary paperwork, and begin collecting donations! Turn in your donations and entry form ahead of time by May 12 or submit them at the event race day. (T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for late registration after May 1.) 

If you would prefer to simply register and not raise funds for the shelter, that is A-OK. Simply click the "Register Now" button bellow and sign up now. Click the "FAQs" button for answers to our most asked questions. 

Thank you for all your help and support! However you decide to attend. We couldn't do it without you! 



Please note: Online registration will be taken down Wednesday, May 17. Pre-registration can still be done via hardcopy registration forms located at the shelter. For more information and/or questions about how to register, please contact Sammi at samantha.luhmann@couleehumane.com

View pictures from last year's race below!

Portraits by Hilary Running

Watch for these great businesses and organizations in this year's Pet Expo!


Thank you to our sponsors and partners!


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