Run for Rescues

June 5, 2021 @ 6:00AM — June 27, 2021 @ 9:00PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

A virtual run/walk/bike event benefiting High Sierra Animal Rescue

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This 22 mile challenge will help dogs in need


Our rescue is hosting a virtual run/walk/bike event to raise life saving funds for dogs in need. We have created this family friendly race in order to give people across the nation a chance to come together for a great cause while staying apart.

We hope that you will join us in raising $5,000 for our homeless dogs. Every ticket sold will directly help our rescue.
Each participant is challenged to complete 22 miles in 3 weeks (June5th-June27th) as a way of celebrating 22 years in operation!
You may participate in a number of ways! Walking your dog, running on your treadmill, hiking on trails, strolling around a park, biking forest roads, etc. If you want to walk or run a mile a day or really challenge yourself to complete all 22 miles in a weekend, that's entirely up to you. This is a kind and inclusive event, people and dogs of all walks (hah, get it?) of life are welcome. We would love to see pictures you take during your challenge, tag us on Facebook or Instagram or send us an email. You can even make t shirts! We want this to be a fun way to celebrate the dogs we love! We are really missing our annual in person events.

Questions, photos, and requests can be sent to; (530) 616-1565

Tracking of miles: You are welcome to track your miles whichever way is easiest for you. Your phone likely has a step tracker in it or you can download an app like MapMyRun. You can use a smart watch, a fitbit, a treadmill, a trail head map, or a track.

Completion of event and reporting of miles: Once you have finished your challenge please fill out this form

If you don't want to fill out the online google form and would rather send your results in via email, please read the following questions and email your answers to along with your images (if you want to send images and be considered for Best Dressed or Best Picture).

1.How many miles did you complete?

2.How did you complete your miles (walk, hike, run, bike, etc)?


The Lost Sierra Company: $50 Gift Certificate (online code)

Briar Patch: $35 Gift Certificate

FEATHERS: Gift Package includes "Reserved for the Dog" pillow, Paw Print Coasters, and a $25 gift certificate

Dave Hill Photography: (8x12 Metal Bear Prints- One per category)

Abigail Birnbryer: Wood burned Custom Pet Portrait

Prize Categories: * Please fill out our online form once you have completed your challenge in order to be eligible for prizes!

- Completion of 22 miles (all participants are entered to win this prize when they submit their Google form)

- Best Picture (upload your photo at the bottom of the google form! Dog Portrait? Family portrait? Landscape? Get creative!)

- Best Dressed (Funny socks, tuxedo, tutu, custom shirts? Make us laugh! Submit your image with your form!)

- Furthest Distance (3 categories)

- Running

- Walking/hiking

- Biking