Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Join Team ADI and be an Animal Defender!

Posted: 8 September 2017. Updated: 28 November 2017

ADI is forming a fundraising fitness team to participate in charity athletic events and raise money for ADI’s important work. Will you run, walk, (or even sit on your couch!) to help animals with us?

The animals need YOU to be an Animal Defender and join Team ADI!

Getting active for the animals is fun, great exercise, and you will be part of a team working together to end animal suffering and help our life-saving work! If you are an active walker, runner, cyclist or would like to get more active, please join Team ADI! Everyone is welcome no matter your fitness level or experience.

Step 1: Say “Yes! I want to join the team!”

Email our Team Captain at or call our Los Angeles office at 323-935-2234.

Step 2: Mark your calendar! March 18th is the Los Angeles Marathon!

If you live elsewhere, or have a particular event on a different date that you are already planning to do, you can still participate as a member of Team ADI from anywhere in the world! Contact us for details.


Upcoming Team ADI events:

Sunday March 18, 2018: The Los Angeles Marathon has selected ADI as a charity partner, and we are assembling a team of 15 runners to run the full or half marathon for Team ADI. If that sounds too ambitious, there is a Charity Challenge (13.1 miles), or a 5K (3.1 mile) option as well.

As a teammate you will get a team t-shirt and your very own personal fundraising page. With this page, you will be able to raise funds for this cause online and together we can reach our goal! When you join the team, ADI will support your efforts with everything you need to make fundraising a breeze. Our heartwarming animal rescue stories will inspire your friends and contacts to help you reach your fundraising goal. Your team captain can suggest a training program and the team will provide the encouragement you need to meet your personal fitness goals. We can even schedule training meet ups to run/walk together.

Come join the fun and help animals with ADI! Sign up for Team ADI today!

Past events:

Race For The Rescues 2017 is a 5K, 10K, and 1K dog walk and kid’s run to save animals lives organized by Rescue Train. A big thank you to our team for taking on the challenge: Ralph Brown, Janine Fowler, Rowena Balwit, Jett KA, Georja Umano, Ariane Gogny, Lisa Goetz, Julia Murray Portugal, Tyrell Addison, Anthony L. Addison, Felix Hemstreet, Matt Rossell and Rosie Plaia.

© Animal Defenders International 2018