PetPromise Virtual Rescue Run

Columbus, OH

The PetPromise Rescue Run is a 1 mile, 5k & 10k run/walk and festival held annually on Memorial Day weekend. We promote awareness of the pet overpopulation problem and supports efforts to change the future for all homeless pets through education, rescue, sterilization, and adoption. 

Due to the COVID-19 Virus and State of Ohio restrictions:  The PetPromise Rescue Run in McFerson Park has been converted to a Virtual Race with registration open through May 31, to allow everyone an opportunity to get out and run while supporting the efforts of PetPromise to operate.  

 PetPromise Rescue Run

Run your race anytime starting today through May 31, 2021

Register Now!  Every Participant is Guaranteed A Race Shirt & Custom PetPromise Rescue Run Race Bib!

Race Registration Fees:
You can make a choice of running or walking a 1 mile, 5k or 10k race in a park, your backyard or wherever you prefer!

$35.00 for your choice of any Virtual Race (includes a shirt and race bib mailed directly to you!)
When & How Will I Get My Race Swag?
Every participant's swag will be mailed directly to them at the address entered during online registration.

Register anytime between now and May 2 and you will receive a Rescue Run shirt prior to "race day" at the end of May. 

If you register on or after May 3 your race swag will be delivered to you no later than June 18.

FAQ and Information on Results

A Virtual Race is a race that you run at any time and any place that fits into your schedule.  The race can be completed indoors or outdoors, in a park, on a track or trail, around your neighborhood or around your yard,  even on your treadmill.  Simply decide upon the distance of the race you will be participating in, use a device or app to keep track of your distance and time, then enter your finish time and any pictures you may have of yourself, friends and family either running or at your homemade finish line!  The results will be posted here on Its Your Race.  (See below)

You may register and run your race anytime between today and May 31, 2021.

See the instructions below for submitting your results.

Upload the new IYR Virtual app in the Apple App Store (iPhone) or Play Store (Android phone)
The IYR Virtual app will track your race distance, keep your time and report your finish time when the race is over
See the instructions below (this will not track your distance on a treadmill)
You are able to use any running/training app to calculate your distance, such as Map My Run, Runkeeper, Strava, and then manually enter your finish times into the Its Your Race Results (instructions below)

How to Record & Upload Your Run Results With the IYR Virtual App
     (for Fitness Challenge Uploads, please see video below)

1. Download the IYR Virtual App to your iPhone from the Apple App Store or Play Store for Android phones

    The app is called IYR VIRTUAL

2. Login to the IYR Virtual app using the email address you registered with (this is your IYR account)

    You must register this app using the EXACT same email address and password as used for registration.

3. Search for your race event (Pet Promise Virtual Rescue Run)    Then, Click on the race

4. Click on "Tracker" and then click "Ready For My Race" 

5.   Click on the race distance you registered for on "Select A Race", then click on "OK", Click "OK" again

When you are ready to start your race, Slide the blue arrow to the right.  You will hear "Get Ready to start your race in 5-4-3-2-1"

You are able to "Pause" the race if necessary.  You can "Continue Race" (you will hear countdown again)

Run or Walk the distance you signed up for and when completed, the app will automatically upload your results (as long as your login email matches your registration email)

6. Check your results HERE

HOW TO MANUALLY UPLOAD YOUR RESULTS (Watch the video or read below)
How to Report Your Time Manually (if you used any other app, other than IYR Virtual)
After you complete your race, Log in to your Its Your Race Account
Click on Results
Click on Your Race
Find Your Name
Click on Update Times to enter your finish time.
That is it!

Race Safety 
Be sure to practice Social Distancing while you run or walk.  The suggested distance for runners is 10 meters.

Questions ?
For information on race results and reporting please email:
For information about PetPromise please email: Editors Pick
We are proud to have been selected the 2020 Top Dog Friendly Race in Ohio and the USA!

When & Where

May 31, 2021


9:00 AM

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Columbus, OH

Mcferson Commons Park

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