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Join us for the 2019 SAFE Haven Cat Fest!

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.

EVENT LOCATION:
SAFE Haven for Cats, 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Run or walk in the 5k.
Don’t want to run or walk? Then just come for the cat-tastic activities that everyone will enjoy!

Children, Strollers and Dogs are Welcome!

Children, Strollers and Dogs are Welcome!

CAT-TASTIC PRICES:

  • For just $10, you get lunch plus access to all of the fun events including cat yoga, cat crafts, face painting, kitty corn hole, pet poetry, shelter tours, pet-friendly vendors, live DJ, and more!
  • Fun Run / Walk or Competitive Race starts at $23 (with t-shirt) or $15 (without t-shirt)
  • After lunch, bring a new kitty friend home for just $50 at our adoption event!

EVENT START TIMES:

  • 5k Race / Walk starts at 8:30 am
  • Cat-tastic activities start after the race, approximately 11:00 am
Warm Up Time

It’s Warm Up Time

CAT FEST ACTIVITIES:

  • Cat Yoga
  • SnoCones
  • Funny Cat Videos
  • Bouncy Obstacle Course
  • Kids Crafting for Cats
  • Face Painting
  • Cat Poetry/Story Open Mic
  • Lunch (Vegan & Vegetarian options too!)
  • Tours of SAFE Haven for Cats
  • Adoption Specials $50
  • Cat-themed Costume Contest
  • Dog Play/Pool area
  • Vendors – shop for your pet, custom designed beds and toys, visit with veterinarians and pet stores
  • Kitty Corn Hole
  • Selfie Station sponsored by BC/DC Ideas
  • Activities for Kids
  • Fun Run / Walk – Dogs & Strollers Welcome!
  • Competitive Run
Visit with the cats or take one home

Visit with the cats or take one home

SPONSOR OR BE A VENDOR:

Be a Sponsor or Vendor

Be a Sponsor or 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 pam@safehavenforcats.org.

Before the Cat Fest join us for a 5k Run / Walk!

Learn more about the 5k Run / Walk here!

2019 Run for Their Lives

PRICES:

Regular Registration:
(September 1 – October 4) with no T-Shirt starts at $20, with T-Shirt starts at $28.

ACTIVITIES:

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

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

New! Cat Fest 2019

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2019 Run / Walk

2019 Run for Their Lives icon

Get more Run / Walk information here!

2018 5k Gallery
by Mary Ka

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Cat's Meow:

2019 Cat Fest 5k Cat’s Meow Sponsor The Cat Hospital of Durham and Chapel Hill

The Cat Hospital of Durham and Chapel Hill

Cat’s Pajamas:

2019 Cat Fest 5k Cat’s Pajamas Sponsor Complete Pet Care Animal Hospital

Complete Pet Care Animal Hospital

Cat’s Pajamas:

2019 Cat Fest 5k Cat’s Pajamas Sponsor PetPeople - Good. Healthy. Fun.

PetPeople - Good. Healthy. Fun.

Cat’s Eye:

2019 Cat Fest 5k Cat’s Eye Sponsor Omega Sports

Omega Sports

Cat’s Eye:

Anonymous

Cat’s Eye:

2019 Cat Fest 5k Cat’s Eye Sponsor Island Sound and Video

Island Sound and Video

Cat’s Eye:

2019 Cat Fest 5k Cat’s Eye Sponsor Azure Holland Mobile Veterinary Service

Azure Holland Mobile Veterinary Service

Catnip Mouse:

2019 Cat Fest 5k Catnip Mouse Sponsor Scott Ginsburg

Scott Ginsburg

Our Vendors:

2019 Cat Fest 5k Vendor Connie's Custom Creations

Connie's Custom Creations

2019 Cat Fest 5k Vendor Designs By Tina

Designs By Tina

2019 Cat Fest 5k Vendor Bad Cat Coffee

Bad Cat Coffee Co.

2019 Cat Fest 5k Vendor BCDC Ideas

BCDC Ideas

2019 Cat Fest 5k Vendor Studio Tails

Studio Tails

2019 Cat Fest 5k Vendor Purr Cup Café

Purr Cup Café

2019 Cat Fest 5k Vendor The Purring Saw

The Purring Saw

2019 Cat Fest 5k Vendor Wonderland Mobile Massage

Wonderland Mobile Massage