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Join us for the 2019 SAFE Haven 5k Run / Walk!

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a big, family-friendly celebration of all things CAT on Saturday, October 5. Come for the 5k and stay for the Cat Fest!! The race will start and finish at SAFE Haven for Cats and you will have an opportunity to visit with all the cats and kittens on Race Day! There will be vendors, tours of the shelter and more so come enjoy a day of family fun.

SAFE Haven for Cats, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh

8:30 AM

Early Bird (Through August 31):

Regular Registration (September 1 – October 4)


  • Competitive Race
  • Fun Run / Walk – Dogs & Strollers Welcome!
  • Activities for Kids

Join fellow animal lovers in warm-ups before tackling a unique course that features some long grades up and down, a view of a geese-filled lake and a challenging start and finish. Lace-up your kicks with SAFE Haven for Cats to raise money for homeless cats on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The race will start and finish at SAFE Haven for Cats (8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616).

The event includes a timed 5k race and an untimed 5k Fun Run / Walk. Dogs can run / walk with their owners in the Fun Run and strollers are welcome too.


RUN or WALK: Then stick around for the cat-tastic activities that everyone will enjoy!

FUNDRAISE: Learn how you can sprint for saving lives by creating a fundraising team.

SPONSOR OR BE A VENDOR: You can also be a sponsor or vendor. We have plenty of options for companies and small businesses. If you would like to become a sponsor or a vendor please contact Pam Miller at

Get your Mobile Race Apps here!

After the Run / Walk join us for the Cat Fest!


Cat Fest Social

  • Cat Yoga
  • Cat Crafts
  • Pet Poetry
  • Shelter Tours
  • Fact Painting
  • Selfie Station
  • Live DJ
  • Kitty Corn Hole

Learn more about the Cat Fest here!

2019 5k Run / Walk

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New! Cat Fest 2019

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