RUNNING FOR A CAUSE
Fun for the Entire Family Jacksonville, FL, March 21, 2017– Join K9s United on Saturday, April 22nd in the Nocatee Community for the
Second Annual 5k Race and a 1 Mile Fun Run. The 5k race will be chip timed 5km with awards for the top runners in each category. There is also an untimed 1 mile fun run, both open to runners and walkers of all levels. Can’t make it out on race day, that’s okay…this year we are offering a “Virtual 5k/Walk” so you can still be part of the fun, earn a T-shirt and medal, and support a great cause.
In addition to the race there will be amazing post-race activities for the whole family. There will be a rockclimbing wall, face painter, Home Depot kids building project, and a meet and greet of many of the Police K9s. We expect to have about twenty K9 teams with many of them putting on a K9 demonstration. There will be many police vehicles for the kids to see including St Johns County Police helicopter and Duval County’s Swat Bear Cat armored vehicle. Veterans United will have adult beverages while Pieology will have pizza for all. We will also be unveiling our Tribute Poster (attached) to commemorate those who have given the ultimate sacrifice since the death of Baron.
We want EVERYONE to participate this year, that is why we have created a “NO EXCUSE” Virtual Run. ANYONE can run ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. Register as a “Virtual Runner” and you will still get the awesome K9s United swag like our “In Honor of Baron” medal. All you have to do is run when you want between the day you register and May 21st.
About K9s United
K9s United is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to honoring and supporting the K9s of law enforcement agencies that detect and protect. K9s United was inspired by the tragic death of St. Johns County K9 Baron on October 7th, 2014. The entire story can be found onww.k9sunited.org/our-mission
K9s United is a predominantly volunteer based organization that fills the needs of K9 units while providing our K9 Heroes the best equipment, amenities, and quality of life during and after their service while memorializes those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. See our Tribute wall at www.k9sunited.org/tribute-wall
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Eric Heineman at 904.328.9322 or email at Eric@K9sUnited.org.