2022 RescueMe 5k

Grab your four-legged and two-legged running and walking buddies and join us at our NEW LOCATION in Belmont, NC for the sixth annual RescueMe 5k benefiting the American Pit Bull Foundation and Operation Sidekick!

Stowe Park

2022 RescueMe 5K

Join us October 22nd, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. for the 6th RescueMe 5k benefiting Operation Sidekick (our program pairing rescued service dogs with veterans struggling with PTSD).

This year’s event is being held at Stowe Park, 24 S Main St. Belmont, NC. Bring your pups and get ready for vendors, adoptable dogs, a costume contest, food, beer, and fun!

Register Today!

Race Activities

  • Free Native Pet bone broth bowls for the dogs
  • Free beer from NoDa Brewing Company for registered runners/walkers 21 and up
  • Free ice cream
  • Official race T-shirt included with registration
  • Running Buddy bandana for registered dogs
  • Dogs and people registered each get a swag bag with goodies from our sponsors
  • Costume Contest with prizes
  • Raffle items
  • Silent auction
  • Dog treats, toys, and gear
  • Local vendors
Rescue Me 5K
Amazon Wishlist

Supply Drive

Purchase an item off of our Amazon Wish List and bring it to the event (drop off is at the APBF or OS booth under the pavilion), and receive a free beer from our friends at NoDa Brewing Co (as a thank you from our Sidekicks in training)!

If you show us that you purchased an item and had it shipped to our office we’ll also get you that free beer! Limit one beer per person while supplies last.

Nulo Frontrunner Puppy Food

Nulo Puppy Food

On Amazon
Duck and Blueberry Training Treats

Duck & Blueberry Treats

On Amazon
Playology Scented Tug Toy

Playology Scented Tug

On Amazon
FitPaws Balance Disc

FitPaws Balance Disc

On Amazon
Amazon Gift Card

Amazon Gift Card

On Amazon

Tito’s Vodka

Chrysler | Jeep | Dodge | Ram


Whole Pet


Sperry Law

State Farm


Crown Town Animal Hospital

Whole Dog

Worth Advisors

Scarlett Property Group

Native Pet

Pet Suites


Interested in becoming a sponsor of this years RescueMe 5k?

Sponsorship Packages

Ready to Volunteer? Sign-up Here:

2022 RescueMe 5k (Day of)

On-site Race Volunteers and Packet Pickup

Select Your Volunteer Shift Here:(Required)
Packet pickup is on Thursday 10/20 with prep starting at 5pm and public packet pickup at 6pm. Packet pickup will be at Belmont Specialty Foods located at 35 N Mian Street in Belmont. Day-of Vollie stations include positions such as packet pickup, parking, set-up, water stations, food stations, APBF merchandise table, etc.
What's Your T-Shirt Size?(Required)
Vollie's get a T-shirt to wear race-day - this is the same design as the race shirts but has Volunteer on the back rather than the sponsor logos.
Have you volunteered for the RescueMe 5k Before?(Required)
If you've enjoyed cheering on runners on the course or helping with packet pickup, etc. this is where you can request a specific station.