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K9s United 9k/5k/Mile Fun Run


Sat April 14, 2018
Location: Ponte Vedra, FL US 32081
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race
Description

Join K9s United on Saturday, April 14th. 2018 in the Nocatee Community for the K9s United 9K for K9s. This annual event will include the 1 mile fun run (untimed), the classic 5k and new for 2018, the challenging 9k! Both the 5k and 9k will be chip timed with awards for the top runners in each category. All the runs are open to runners and walkers of all levels. Can't make it out on race day, that's okay...we are offering a "NO EXCUSE" Virtual 5k or 9k options, so you can still be part of the fun, earn a T-shirt and medal, all the while supporting a great cause. Last year we had 13 states represented. This year we want to see all 50 get into the fun.

In addition to the race there will be amazing post-race activities for the whole family including kids arts and crafts, a K-9 photo booth to get your picture taken with your favorite K9 Hero, and everyone’s favorite, a K-9 demonstration that will be bigger and better than ever.

RUN FOR FREE! If you raise $100 or more though our fundraising portal, you get to run in the race of your choice for free! This is a great way to support our K9 Heroes and receive a great reward yourself. 

100% of the proceeds will benefit K-9s United an organization that is committed to supporting and honoring K-9 law enforcement officers who detect, protect and serve our communities by giving them the best equipment, amenities, and quality of life during and after their service, and memorializing those who give the ultimate sacrifice.

Please visit www.k9sunited.org to learn more about K-9s United.

Runner Amenities & Activities

SHIRTS & DOG BANDANA
All runners registered by April 1st are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt of their requested size OR a K9s United branded dog bandana. All runners registering the last two weeks of the race will receive a dog bandana in place of a T-shirt as supplies permit.

RACE DAY ACTIVITIES
In addition to the race, there will be tons of activities for all ages.
- New K9 Photo Booth where you and your family can get your picture taken with your favorite K9 Hero
- Vendors showcasing their products and services to you
- Veterans United Brewery will be on hand for adult beverages
- Energizing music for our runners
- My Gym will be donating services for kids activities
- Home Depot will be providing building activities for the kids
- There will be K9 demonstrations from our area K9 Units that will be bigger and better then ever
...and much much more

****Note: In the best interest of the Law Enforcement K9s participating at the event, we ask that you keep your pets at home. Service Dogs Only.****

5km/9km Race Awards

OVERALL AWARDS

Overall Awards will be presented as follows and will include gift cards at local merchants and pint glasses to the winners:

Men - 1st Place, ($100 Gift Card),  2nd Place ($50 Gift Card), 3rd Place ($25 Gift Card)
Women - 1st Place, ($100 Gift Card), 2nd Place ($50 Gift Card), 3rd Place ($25 Gift Card)

MASTERS (Over 40)

Masters Awards will be presented to the top finishers 40 years or older as follows and will include gift cards and pint glasses to the winners:

Men - 1st Place ($50 Gift Card)
Women - 1st Place ($50 Gift Card)

AGE GROUPS - 5 YEAR INTERVALS

Age group awards, pint glasses, will be presented to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 Plus

Runners will only receive one award:  overall, masters, or an age group award.  Placements for awards are based on gun time, not chip time unless otherwise noted.   The 1 Mile Fun Run will not have any awards

Race Registration Fees

The following race registration fees include all online processing fees for both the 5km Race, 9km Race, the 1 Mile Fun Run, and the virtual 5km.

5km Run/Walk, and 1 Mile fun Run:
Early Registration  $23.00 for the 5k or $16.00 for the 1 Mile - Through 03/15/2018
Regular Registration - $28.00 - 3/16/2018 through 4/07/2018
Late Registration - $33.00 - 4/08/2018 through 04/13/2018 at 3:00pm
Day of Race Registration - $43.00 - Cash or Check Only 

9km Run/Walk:
Early Registration $33.00 Through 03/15/2018
Regular Registration - $38.00 - 3/16/2018 through 4/07/2018
Late Registration - $43.00 - 4/08/2018 through 04/13/2018 at 3:00pm
Day of Race Registration - $53.00 - Cash or Check Only

Virtual 5k/Walk Registration - $30.00 now thru 4/22/2018

Note - All participants 18 and under may register for $18.00 at all times (except for the Virtual Race).  

Race Course

5K Course Map:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1889856179

The 5K starts and finishes under the finish line arch in the field next to the "Swim Club" 8 lane lap pool.

TURN BY TURN:  Runners will turn left off of the field, and then another left out of the parking lot.  Runners follow outside of the Splash water park parking area.  Runners turn right onto the Nocatee golf cart trail towards the round about.  Stay on this trail till water station #1.  Then runners turn right onto the Nocatee Greenway trail towards the County Park.  At the 3 way intersection, all runners turn left for a short "out and back" section.  Runners will hit the turn around on the middle of the wooden bridge.  This is also water station #2.  Runners return to the 3 way intersection and turn left.  The trail will reconnect to he Splash water park parking area, Turn right  onto the parking lot drive.  Turn right again at the stop sign  towards the open field.  Runners turn right again to enter the field and the finish line shoot.  Finish under the arch.

9K Course Map *updated:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2010950248

The 9K starts and finishes under the finish line arch in the field next to the "Swim Club" 8 lane lap pool.

TURN BY TURN: The 9K course follow the same course direction as the 5K course as follows:  Runners will turn left off of the field, and then another left out of the parking lot.  Runners follow outside of the Splash water park parking area.  Runners turn right onto the Nocatee golf cart trail towards the round about.  Stay on this trail till water station #1.  Then runners turn right onto the Nocatee Greenway trail towards the County Park.  At the 3 way intersection, all runners turn left for a short "out and back" section.  Runners will hit the turn around on the middle of the wooden bridge.  This is also water station #2.  Runners return to the 3 way intersection and turn left.  The trail will reconnect to he Splash water park parking area,.  Turn right  onto the parking lot drive.

***At the 4 way intersection near the "Swim Club' 9K runners will turn left and repeat the loop for a second time.  There will be signs saying 9K left to second Loop & 5K / 9K to finish.  This is the only deviation the 9K course makes from the 5K course.

 

 

1 Mile Fun Run

The 1 Mile fun run will start and finish in the open field under the start/finish arch.  The 1 Mile is an out and back course following the same .5 miles on the 5K course, and then returning along the same route.

 

 

 

 

Event Schedule

DAY OF RACE EVENT SCHEDULE

90 minutes to 15 minutes prior to the start of the race - Packet, Bib, & Chip Pickup

90 minutes to 30 minutes prior to the start of the race - Day of Race Registration (Cash or Check Only)

TIMELINE:

6:30 Packet Pickup / Race Day Registration

8:00am - 9km Run

8:15am - 5km Run

9:00am - 1 Mile Fun Run

9:15am - Awards

9:45am - K9 Demonstration

10:00am - Raffle (After the K9 Demonstration)

Virtual Race/Walk

The Virtual Race/Walk can take place anytime between the day you register and May 21st. We will do our best to get your packet out to you as close to the race date as possible. We want to encourage you to take a selfie after you complete your 5k or 1 mile walk and post it to our Facebook page.

 

Packet Pickup

EARLY PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will take place Friday 4-7 in Nocatee, right at the race site / finish area.

Come hungry... Nocatee will also be hosting its Food Truck night at the same time and place.  Look for us in the field with the Food Trucks.

245 Little River Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081

*next to the "Swim Club" 8 lane lap pool

DAY OF RACE PACKET PICKUP

All participants will pickup their packets at the race location on race day during the times listed on the Event Schedule.

Chip Timing

The 9km and 5km races will be chip timed using a bib chip system.   Chips will be distributed at the packet pickup.   All runners must cross the mat at the finish line with their chip properly attached to their shoe to score in the race.  Chips will NOT have to be returned at the conclusion of the race at the finish line.   

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Place
Nocatee Splash Park / Next to the "Swim Club" 8 lane lap pool
245 Little River Rd
Ponte Vedra, FL US 32081
Sponsors
Race Information

Race times and dates are subject to change without notice at any time for any reason. In the event the race time or date is changed or if the race is cancelled, for any reason, there will not be any refunds under any circumstances. In the event of bad weather every effort will be made to conduct the race, however it may be moved to an alernate date, time, or cancelled within hours of the starting time. Please be sure to check the PRS Race Timing website and Facebook page for updates prior to departing to the race for any last minute changes or instructions.

Race Location

The race will start and finish Splash Water Park in Nocatee.   This is located at 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081.

Support K-9s United

Why Support K9s United?

K-9s United is committed to supporting and honoring K-9 law enforcement officers who detect, protect and serve our communities by giving them the best equipment, amenities, and quality of life during and after their service, and memorializing those who give the ultimate sacrifice.

If you would like more information, or would like to make a donation, please visit www.K9sUnited.org/donate 

Fundraising

Show your passion for K9s and give a one-time gift in support of our four legged heroes or show even more love and start a fundraiser.

BECOME A FUNDRAISER and raise $100 or more and run for free! That’s right, if you raise at least $100 you will receive a coupon code that will allow you to register for any race, even the virtual races. So, help support our K9 Heroes even more by having your friends, family, and even your co-workers donate to your very own fundraiser.

NOT A RUNNER, that’s okay. For every $100+ fundraiser from a non-runner, we will offer your coupon code to a K9 Officer and their Partner to run on your behalf.

Why Support K9s United?
Our Mission
K-9s United is committed to supporting and honoring K-9 law enforcement officers who detect, protect and serve our communities by giving them the best equipment, amenities, and quality of life during and after their service, and memorializing those who give the ultimate sacrifice.

Our Vision
A world where every K-9 officer has everything they need to survive and thrive as the selfless heroes they truly are.

Our Passion
Every police officer should have what they need to serve, protect and thrive— No one can argue with that.
But some of our best officers don’t have everything they need
Some of our fastest officers aren’t protected by the best equipment Some of our most dedicated officers aren’t given the best tools

And these officers can’t speak up
These officers can’t ask for more
These officers can’t tell us exactly what they need These officers are K-9 officers.
And they deserve our support

So, at K-9s United we join forces with local police departments To speak up for them
To provide them the equipment they need
To give them the tools to survive in the field and thrive in life. We are their voice. We are their partners.
And together we unite to support our K-9 heroes.


…We are K-9s United.  

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