CSR Rescue Romp

5K and Fun Run / Saturday, May 20th, 2017 /  9:00AM / White Bear Lake, MN


Animals are very close to the hearts of the Tri Fitness Team. As some of you know, we've got several lovable cocker spaniels amping up the environment at the Retail Store and Training Center. We are hosting a very special event to support our love of animals and the work that Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc. (CSR for short) is doing.

A little background on Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc....

CSR was founded in 2006, attained 501(c)(3) status in 2007, and serves primarily in the Upper Midwest. It is an organization that started out on a mission to rescue cocker spaniels and specializes in breeder release and puppy mill American cocker spanials, but they have since expanded to rescuing several other breeds in the process. To date, CSR has taken in and cared for 650 dogs. More often then not, when they rescue these dogs they are in horrific condition, requiring very expensive medical care. None of this care is donated by the vets. The women who run this organization fund the surgeries, etc. with donations.

Breed specific rescue organizations offer more services than shelters can. Every year CSR focuses on fundraising efforts to support a specific need for dogs. Last year it was hearing, this year it is eyesight, so all proceeds from the CSR 5k Rescue Romp and Cocker Crawl Fun Run will be donated to supporting their fundraising goals. In 2013 and 2014 CSR paid for 9 ablations at a cost of $1100.00 each, one jaw reconstruction, several cherry eye surgeries and one cataract surgery. In 2015 CSR funded more cataract and eye surgeries. The general cataract surgery for one eye is $2200.00 and $3200.00 for both eyes. This year, proceeds will go towards overall rescue efforts and wherever the money is most needed to help these animals. 

Tri Fitness while partnering with CSR will be hosting 2 race categories for this event - the Rescue Romp 5k and the Cocker Crawl 1 mile Fun Run. We hope you'll consider participating in this close-our-hearts walk/run event as we can have a substantial impact on the number of dogs who receive the necessary treatment.

Pets are, of course, welcome!

We want to be sure to keep all of our pets healthy during this event. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you bring your dog(s) to this event! Click HERE!

**NOTE: This will be a timed event!**

Collect Pledges

Gather some donations and pledges to support CSR, your walk, and the mission to help our furry friends! Use the following form to collect your pledges and turn them in the day of the event or mail them to CSR (Cocker Spaniel Resources, Inc., P.O. Box 822, Hudson WI 54016-0822) before the event. 



There are three ways to register for this race:

Want to register for more than one race? Fill out our bulk race registration form

**Upon registration, you agree to the Tri Fitness Race Refund and Cancellation Policies**

The race fees are as follows:

  • Rescue Romp 5k - $30
  • 1 mile Cocker Crawl Fun Run - $10


All participants will receive an event doggie bandana.

Packet Pick-Up

Your race packet will include all the materials you need for your race; race bib and some fun stuff like your complimentary doggie bandana and special offers. Be sure to bring your race bib and display it on the FRONT.

Pick up your race packets at our training center at 1340 Highway 96 East in White Bear Lake (get directions).

  • Friday 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

Race Location

The Rescue Romp is located at Tri Fitness in White Bear Lake, MN (get directions). The address is 1338 Highway 96 East, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

Parking on race day will be available on site. Signs and volunteers will direct the participants and volunteers.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00am - Race Day registration
  • 9:00am - 5K STARTS
  • 9:15am - 1 MILE FUN RUN STARTS
  • 10:00am - Costume Contest
  • 10:15am - Owner and Dog Look-a-Like Contest
  • 10:30am - Longest Tail
  • 10:45am - "Sticky Shoe" (sunny day event only - alternate game in case of rain)
  • 11:00am - Replay events starting & Costume Contest
  • 11:15am - Owner and Dog Look-a-Like Contest
  • 11:30am - Longest Tail
  • 11:45am - "Sticky Shoe" 11:45am (sunny day event only - alternate game in case of rain)

Course Profile

This run starts behind the Tri Fitness Training Center (West side), heads south on Sports Center Drive, and through the parking lot of the White Bear Lake Sports Center until it intersects Birch Lake Blvd. From there, runners wind through the neighborhood streets until they come to White Bear Pkwy. Runners follow this east until they come to Otter Lake Rd, where they head south. Otter Lake Rd quickly forks and runners should bear right onto Schuneman Rd. It's a straight shot from here to the turn-around point (almost to the very end of the road). Once runners turn around, they'll follow the same course back to White Bear Pkwy. Runners will eventually hang a right, back onto Birch Lake Blvd, and then return to the start/finish line, via the same path through the WBL Sports Center parking lot.

  • 5K printable course map
  • Interactive 5K course map

The finish area, where spectators and finishers can gather, watch and cheer, will be located behind the training center, in the parking lot adjacent to the start/finish line. A finisher bag will be provided at the end of the race that will include water and some chips.

Awards and Prizes

We will be giving away a $25 donation on the behalf of the 5k overall winners to CSR. 

Results and Photos


More Information/Questions

Please contact us at races@trifitnesswbl.com.


Thank you so much to our current sponsors! If you are interested in sponsoring a race, we have multiple opportunities available - click here to get all the information.