Join Stray Rescue's 2013 Team Running Buddies Today!

Join Team Running Buddies and run, walk, or cheerlead your way to a brighter future for
homeless dogs. Raise awareness and funding for enrichment programs and medical care for Stray Rescue dogs, all while being an essential part of a dynamic, caring community!

Race Weekend: April 5 & 6, 2014

The idea is simple but the rewards are huge. As part of Team Running Buddies, you commit to raising $500 as a participant in the GO! St. Louis 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, or Marathon. The money you raise will be used to strengthen enrichment programs and The Stracks Fund here at Stray Rescue, which are vital to the rehabilitation process and ensuring an ultimately healthy environment for the dogs. As part of Team Running Buddies, you will be a key member of a fun, energetic, and compassionate team that will enhance the lives of homeless companion animals and help more of them find loving homes!

New this year is the chance to be a Buddy Booster! This is a great way to be on Team Running Buddies if running isn't your thing. As a Buddy Booster, you will serve the important role of inspiring and cheering on those who are racing. You commit to raising $200 for Stray Rescue, and here is what you get in return!

So what do you get in return for being a lover of dogs and committing to help them as a runner/walker or Buddy Booster? Plenty! Stray Rescue will do the following for everyone who signs a commitment form...

Team Running Buddies Walker/Runner
($500 Fundraising Level)

Buddy Booster
($200 Fundraising Level)
Cover the cost of your entry fee for one of the following races: GO! St. Louis Marathon, GO! St. Louis Half Marathon, GO! St. Louis Marathon Relay, or the GO! St. Louis 5k Run/Walk
Provide you with a personal online fundraising page - a tool that is sure to help you reach your goal in no time!
A specialty Team Running Buddies performance shirt, in addition to the items you receive from GO! St. Louis
Hands-on training assistance and running tips through GO! St. Louis and through Team Running Buddies representatives
Opportunities to network with other team members for group training runs
Group rallies/fundraisers with supporting local businesses
An army of compassionate supporters to urge you on
Special race day perks
Provide you with a personal online fundraising page - a tool that is sure to help you reach your goal in no time!
A special Team Running Buddies Buddy Booster T-Shirt and other goodies
 Group rallies/fundraisers with supporting local businesses
Access to designated Team Running Buddies "Cheer
Stations" along the race routes, so we can give our walkers and runners a boost and spread awareness about Stray Rescue
Special race day perks

Getting started is easy!

Step 1: Download the commitment form, fill it out, and email it to, fax it to 314.621.3109, or mail it to 2320 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO, 63103. Shortly after we receive your form, you will receive an email with further instructions for race registration under Team Running Buddies and/or setting up your fundraising page.

Step 2: For Walkers/Runners, once we send you the registration link and codes, simply follow the instructions and register for one of the four aforementioned races. Be sure to select "Stray Rescue" as your chosen charity team when you sign up. Just a side note - spots for the 5k and marathon relay sell out quickly. For both Walkers/Runners and Buddy Boosters, you will receive a link with information on creating your fundraising page under Team Running Buddies on 

Step 3: Now, on to the fun stuff! Once you've registered for the race and/or created your customized fundraising webpage, you'll be off to the races! Spread the word about your participation with Team Running Buddies and this worthy cause to family, friends, and coworkers. We'll also send you information on creative ways to fundraise! Emails containing updates, event information, tips, and raffles with prizes will be sent to the entire team regularly.

 Click the orange button above
register as a Walker/Runner

Click the grey button above
to register as a Buddy Booster


On behalf of everyone at Stray Rescue, thank you for your support and go Team Running Buddies!
Please contact Jason at or 314.771.6121 ext: 264 with any questions, or if you would like to be a sponsor of Team Running Buddies.

Stray Rescue is a proud partner of GO! St. Louis and GO! for a Cause.


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