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Race For The Rescues 2018

October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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RACE! DONATE! SIT ON THE COUCH! No matter how you decide to support us, please help Santé D’Or raise $40,000 at Race for the Rescues by October 13!


Race. Join our team and raise funds during the months before the event. You can participate in the 5K run, 10K run, or the special “fun run” (less than one mile) for kids. If your dog wants to race with you, he can join you for the 5K or 10K runs, or you can participate in a 1K dog walk. Get all the details here.

Donate. Cheer on the Santé D’Or team with your generous financial donation. Your support helps fund all the incredible things we’re able to do for animals each year, like covering the cost of food, supplies, vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and medical bills. Last year we raised almost $35,000 and we’re aiming for $40,000 this year. Help us meet our goal by donating now!

Sit on the couch. If you’re not a runner, you can still help us raise money from the comfort of your very own couch! Sign up as a “couch potato” and let the fundraising begin!

Volunteer at the event. Help out at the Santé D’Or booth during the event. For more information, contact info.santedor@gmail.com.


When? Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where? The grounds of the famous Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.

What? In addition to four different races, there is a silent auction, on-site dog and cat adoptions, food trucks, and even a dance party! Get the full lineup here.


2018 marks the sixth year Santé D’Or has participated in Race for the Rescues. It’s our second-largest fundraiser of the year and an opportunity for us to adopt and rehome animals from the Pasadena Humane Society and the LA City Animal Services.

The numbers. In 2017, we raised nearly $35,000 at Race for the Rescues, which funded the everyday basics like our wet and dry cat food, spay and neuter operations, microchips, and vaccinations. It also covered the cost of Camille and Lady Longcat’s dentals, Mad Eye Moody’s eye operations and Matthew and Jane Fonda’s tail amputation surgeries.

The rescues. Since 2013 we’ve brought home 12 pets from Race for the Rescues and found them loving homes. Click here to see a photo album of our Race for the Rescues pets!

Bud’s story. Santé D’Or took in Bud and his house-brother Harper from the L.A. County Animal Shelter at Race for the Rescues 2015. Bud was an instant hit with SDO volunteers and staff, with a one-of-a-kind personality, a boisterous meow and the willingness to come when called, though only after “Bud! Bud! Bud! Bud!” was repeated with appropriate enthusiasm. Race for the Rescues team co-captain Tim Curran couldn’t resist Bud’s charm. He adopted Bud and they’ve been joined at the hip ever since. Bud now shares his forever home with orange brothers Sam and Skipper, and the three get along (mostly) peacefully; their favorite thing to do is sunbathe together in front of the sliding door.


Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue Name: Rose Bowl Pasadena
Address: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States

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