The Crate Escape 5K 2023

Stay tuned for our 2023 race date!

Each October, we look forward to hosting our highly anticipated The Crate Escape 5K, our signature 5k fun run/walk/crawl in the beautiful autumn colors of Slate Park in Pawtucket, RI.

Since 2016, this annual event has been supported by a plethora of community members, sponsors, and volunteers, as an opportunity for us to come together as a community to have fun, be active, and raise money and awareness for rescue dogs. In 2018, we added dog registration to include the pups in the race, and in 2021 we pivoted to a virtual setting to continue to host this event through the global COVID-19 pandemic. Our custom medals have become “a thing” and past races have included activities like balloon art, face painting, raffles, swag sales, top finisher prizes, refreshments, adoptable dogs and more!

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts, that we announced the cancellation of the 2022 The Crate Escape 5K (due to take place on Sunday, October 9, 2022). While the benefits that The Crate Escape 5K brings to SOSARL are many, not the least of which is financial, the post-pandemic dynamics of 2022 forced us to look hard at our resources and suspend some of our ancillary activities to ensure that we can continue to provide the most critical services of our mission – rescue, rehabilitation, caretaking and adoption – and provide a quality experience in everything that we do.

Our commitment to rescuing dogs is steadfast, and everything that we do is only possible with the tireless efforts and availability of our volunteers, southern partners, amazing adopters, professional partners, and generous community donors.

We hope you will join us again in 2023, as we celebrate our 7th The Crate Escape in person at Slater Park. Stay tuned for a Save the Date!

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