Team Rescue Tails

Team Rescue TailsTeam Rescue Tails was started in 2014 as a charity racing and fundraising team for AWLA. Rescue Tails hit the ground running to help AWLA celebrate its 70th year of saving animals’ lives in Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area.
Rescue Tails athletes are runners, triathletes, cyclists, and other athletes who want to combine their love for animals with their passion for racing. Through their fundraising efforts, Team Rescue Tails supports AWLA’s mission to improve the lives of animals and create a world where all companion animals can find compassionate and permanent homes.
This 70th anniversary of AWLA in 2014 is a ground-breaking year for Team Rescue Tails, as the Team becomes the first year-round, multi-sport animal shelter charity race team in the Northern Virginia/Washington, DC metropolitan area. We have even bigger plans for 2015, including: securing guaranteed charity entries for popular sold-out races; increasing sponsorship opportunities; and expanding Team member benefits.

Will you please join us and become one of the inaugural members of this exciting new Team to help save animals’ lives?

Rescue Tails athletes can participate in any race(s) of their choice (any distance, event, city, state, country, etc.). Each athlete commits to raising a minimum of $250 within one (1) year of signing the Athlete Agreement. Incentive prizes will be awarded for various fundraising achievements.
To join Team Rescue Tails, please click to access the: (i) Athlete Agreement; (ii) Liability Waiver; and (iii) Medical Information forms.

Member Benefits

All Rescue Tails team members receive a racing singlet, access to sponsor discounts, a personalized fundraising page through First Giving, and participation in training and social events. Best of all, each athlete will be part of a community of dedicated, animal-loving athletes. These athletes, with each step, breath, and drop of sweat, will be raising money to help save the lives of homeless animals.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorship opportunities and benefits can be found in the following links: (i) Sponsorship Information and (ii) Sponsorship Agreement.

Make a General Team Donation

If you prefer to make a general Team donation, you can do so on AWLA’s Donation page. (Please include Team Rescue Tails in the comment section.)

Donation to Individual Athlete

If you would like to donate to an individual Team Rescue Tails athlete, please click on his/her name below to be directed to the athlete’s First Giving page:
Michele Walter

Lisa Bell

Jamie Payne

Heidi Rhodes

Diana Airoldi

Tracy Zimmerman

Jennifer Kirk Toussaint

Shana McDanold

Mary Grygiel

Meg Kline

Team Rescue Tails Website

Our Team Rescue Tails website has more information, including Member Only content on races, training and social events, and important Team updates.
Questions or Concerns? Contact the Guinea Pig Council
Team Rescue Tails is run by the honorary Guinea Pig Council, which is made up of founding members of the Team who devoted countless hours, brainpower, and love to getting this race team up and running. If you have questions, suggestions, or constructive criticisms, please email Michele Walter, Jose Beitia, or Lisa Bell.

Social Media

Please follow us on Facebook , Twitter: @TeamRescueTails, or Instagram: Teamrescuetails