This past Sunday was the first ever Fearless Kitty 5k and it turned out to not only be a lot of fun, but also a huge success! Even in the record setting heat, 288 participants completed the race alongside countless volunteers, all for the kitties of Fearless Kitty Rescue!
The 5k was complete with a terrific master of ceremonies, along with the FKR merchandise booth and some runners even sponsored a FKR cat and ran with their photo on them. There were even some participants that dressed up in kitty attire and took place in a fun cat costume contest. A large group of people really came together to not only support FKR, but to also raise awareness to the public about the need of rescuing and saving the lives of cats.
This whole event couldn’t have been done without the many volunteers who came together to make this event a successful one. They spent countless hours in the months leading up to the 5k, but they also dedicated their time and energy in the heat during the weekend of the race. From making sure that the racers’ packets were complete, to making the packet pick-up process painless and easy, to providing water and medical attention to any participant that needed it. The entire event ran smoothly, all because of the dedicated volunteers. We cannot say thank you enough!
We also want to say a huge thank you to all of the sponsors as well as everyone who came out to not only donate their money, but their time to Fearless Kitty Rescue and help make the first annual Fearless Kitty 5k an event no one will ever forget.
We hope to have this event again and want to make it an annual race so we would love to hear your feedback! Especially if you were at the 5k, please let us know what you thought and also provide us with photos.
Here is a little peak at what the fun was like:
Images by Kathie Farley