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Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue 5K Meow-A-Thon and 1 Mile Whisker Walk

Sat May 18, 2024 Birmingham, AL 35242 US Directions


Veterans Park on Valleydale - Hoover Alabama
4800 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham, AL US 35242


The Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue 5K Meow-A-Thon is a 5k race and the Whisker Walk  is a 1 mile fun run/walk benefiting Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue, a no-kill, cage-free shelter for cats and kittens.

The race will be held Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Veterans Park, 4800 Valleydale Road, Hoover, AL. Veterans Park offers a varied terrain for running, including fields, trails and pavement.

The race will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather we will operate on a delay.  Check-in begins at 7:00 am. The 5K Meow-A-Thon will start at 8:00 am. The 1 mile Whisker walk/run will start at 9:30.  This will allow time for 5k awards and to allow 5k runners to participate with family in the whisker walk! 

Register online through midnight May 17, 2024.

The entry fee for the 5k Meow-a-Thon is $25, or $15 for children 10 and under. 

The entry fee for the 1 mile Whisker walk/run is $15, or $5 for children 10 and under.

Packet pickup will be available Friday May 17th at Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue, 3432 Old Columbiana Rd Birmingham, AL 35226  between 12:30pm and 6pm. You may also register in person at Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue Friday May 17th between 12:30pm and 6pm. 

Packet pickup and day of registration will be available Saturday morning May 18th at Veterans Park starting at 7am.

Meow-A-Thon entry fee the day of the race is $30, or $20 for children 10 and under.

Whisker Walk entry fee the day of the race is $20, or $10 for children 10 and under.

If you don't want to run but want the T-shirt? Or have opted for the 1Mile Whisker Walk (which does not include a race shirt). You can order a shirt from the Race Store - Just click on the "More" menu item and select "Store'. Shirts must be picked up at the Haven or the day of the race. There will be no shipping option. We will do our best to guarantee sizes but due to the order deadline for the T-shirt, signups after May 1st cannot be guaranteed their selected size.

Prizes will be awarded for overall male and female 5k finishers (1st thru 3rd) as well as age group awards for male and female 1st thru 3rd finishers! 

We have made it our mission to save abandoned, stray, and injured animals, provide them with the care they need in a safe and loving environment, and adopt them into forever homes. To find out more about Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue visit our website at  or join us on Facebook .

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About Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue

Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue is a no-kill, cage-free shelter for cats and kittens that have been rescued from euthanasia, abuse, and neglect. We have made it our mission to save these abandoned, stray, and injured animals and provide them with the care they need in a safe and loving environment and adopt them into loving forever homes. Our animals are free roaming in a residential setting; therefore they are acclimated to the experience of a normal home life and are more readily socialized into adoptive homes than other rescued animals.

In the past year, we have successfully placed over 800 cats from our facility in Hoover, Alabama into homes in Birmingham and surrounding areas. We care for our rescued animals for as long as it takes and some may live out the rest of their days in our care. Unlike municipal shelters, we abide by a no-kill policy and boast a 98% live release rate every year since our first year serving the community.

We have a talented and diverse network of volunteers that help make this work possible. These individuals tend to the daily needs of the animals and the facility, freely offering their time and energy. They also open their homes to care for our animals. They bottle feed kittens, medicate the sick and injured, and socialize the neglected. It is through their efforts that our mission is accomplished.

We have been fortunate to have the support of the people in our community. We have received generous donations of food and supplies and the message of our purpose has been shared far and wide. This has made it easier to accomplish our goals and to help more animals than we ever thought possible. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization we depend on the generosity of donors to remain operational. It is only by your financial support that the doors remain open and the vet bills are paid.

We are grateful for the love and support we have received this past year and look forward to expanding our service to the community. In an effort to raise awareness and to share the success of our no-kill, cage-free efforts, we are once again holding a 5k Meow-A-Thon run and 1-mile Whisker Walk. We would like to be able to count on your support in our effort.



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