Pet Rescue Run/Walk 5K

Columbus Park
Columbus, MI 48063

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Welcome to the Pet Rescue Run!!  This 5k is for animal lovers and 5k enthusiast.  Please join us at the beautiful Columbus County Park in Columbus Michigan.  This is a trail run/walk that includes 100% grass and dirt trails.  You will encounter rocks, roots, an elevation incline/decline of approximately 70 feet and possible muddy conditions.  This is a rain or shine event.  

The Pet Rescue Run has been initiated as a way to honor the legacy of our loved one JoAnne Aebi.  JoAnne had an unwavering passion for animals and a deep desire to make a positive impact on their well-being.  This annual fundraiser for the newly established J & J Furry Friend Foundation will assist in carrying out her unfinished work.  The mission of this organization is to help Michigan based animal rescues by way of providing much needed supplies and funds.  Proceeds from this event will go toward this cause.

Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card and other fun prizes by bringing a bag of pet food, dog treats, dog toys, bleach, paper towels, or pet bed.  The more items you bring the more chances you have to win.

Race check-in from 10am-11am.  Race begins at 1130.

  • If you are a runner who enjoys dressing up, we invite you to dress as your favorite feline or canine.  Award for best costume.
  • Friendly dogs welcome.
  • Jogging/running stroller only at your own discretion.

After the race, please join us for award prize announcements for overall male and female finishers as well as age category prizes.  Post race water and snack provided by Marsack and Marshall Real Estate Team.  Cupcakes provided by family to celebrate what would have been JoAnne's 52nd birthday.

All participants who register before 4/30/2024 will receive an event t-shirt.  For registrations received after 4/30/2024, t-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.  If you DO NOT want a shirt, please select "opt out" or no shirt from the drop down menu when registering.

Please contact Jayme @ with questions.

Thank you to our sponsors!!  Marsack and Marshall Real Estate Team

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