Join Team MEOW for one of our major athletic events across California to walk or run toward helping SOXrescue provide life-saving programs and services to abandoned cats & kittens throughout the state.
Team MEOW participates in half marathons, 5 & 10Ks, and local fun runs. By joining us, you'll reach your fitness goals AND make a real difference for felines in need by raising much needed funding, supporting our mission and raising awareness of the Save the Kitties campaign.
Space is very limited for all of these races - so don't wait, contact us today!
Ole 5-Que 5k Run/Walk:
Bakersfield, CA - May 6, 2017
Wind Wolves Preserve 10k Run/Walk/Hike:
Bakersfield, CA - April 8, 2017
Tour de Meow 5K/10k Run/Walk:
Bakersfield, CA - September 16th, 2017
Bakersfield Marathon & Half (& 5k):
Bakersfield, CA - November 12, 2017
More runs coming soon.
All Team MEOW participants receive:
You can join Team MEOW by calling 661-440-6313 or emailing teamMEOW@soxrescue.org. Stay tuned for announcements about future races across California.
*A fundraising commitment is required to join all Team MEOW Athletic Events.
**All Athletic events require an event registration fee to cover official registration costs. This cost can be reimbursed if participants reach the minimum fundraising goal or you can opt to donating it toward SOXrescue.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Is there an age minimum to participate with Team MEOW?
Team MEOW welcomes members of all ages; however, minors (18 years of age or younger) must obtain parental approval and must travel (if applicable) with an adult to the race's destination. Please contact our office at 661-440-6313 for additional information.
Can I participate in more than One Team MEOW Event a year?
What is the registration fee?
When you register for a Team MEOW event, your $50 or $75 registration fee goes towards offsetting some of the administrative and program costs associated with joining Team MEOW and does not count towards your fundraising minimum.
Can I register for Team MEOW even if I have my own entry into a race?
Yes! Call 661-440-6313 or email teamMEOW@soxrescue.org for more information.
Where do donations made through my online fundraising page go?
Online donations made through your fundraising page go directly to SOXrescue. The donation amount will be shown on your page, and 100% of the contributions will be attributed towards your fundraising goal.
IS there a limit to the number of participants per event?
Team MEOW has a limited number of guaranteed entries available for most of our calendar events. These entries are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all entries are filled, any remaining members will be placed on a wait list and notified in turn if and when spots open up.
What happens if I get injured or I am no longer able to participate or fundraise?
If you are unable to participate in a Team MEOW event due to illness, injury or conflict, you are obligated to notify Team MEOW immediately.
We will do our best to fill your team slot with someone on the waitlist, however, to ensure we keep our integrity to be a voice for the animals, we cannot offer a cancellation policy for the event before race day.
Where do I mail checks given to me by Donors?
Some donors may prefer to hand you their donation to SOXrescue. It's easy to make sure that these "offline" gifts are counted toward your fundraising total. Simply print and fill out the donation form (found on the resources tab of your fundraising dashboard), enclose it with all offline payments, and mail to:
3917 Stockdale Hwy,
Bakersfield, CA 93309
All checks should be made payable to SOXrescue.
How long will it take for gifts to be processed and counted toward my fundraising goal?
Online donations are processed automatically and immediately applied to your fundraising total. Offline gifts (made by check or money order) will be processed and applied to your fundraising total within seven to ten business days after they are received.
What type of Tax Acknowledgment will I receive for my donation and when will I receive it?
When you make an online gift, you will receive an e-mail confirmation and acknowledgment as soon as your transaction is complete. For all offline gifts, you will receive a written acknowledgment in the mail.
Still have questions? Please contact a Team MEOW staff member at 661-440-6313 or emailing teamMEOW@soxrescue.org.
SOXrescue is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization that is dedicated to rehabilitating & housing homeless cats, and provides adoption, spay/neuter and emergency support.
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