K9s United 9k For K9s

Sat April 17, 2021 St Augustine, FL 32092 US Directions
Description

Join K9s United on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at the World Golf Village for the K9s United 9K for K9s. This annual event will include the 1 mile fun run (untimed), the classic 5k and our 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. 

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 through 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. 

REMINDER: Since our race is to benefit Law Enforcement K9s, we only allow service dogs to come. There will be several there from surrounding agencies. We want our K9s to have the freedom to participate in the run as well as the K9 demonstration afterwards. 


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. K9's United is dedicated to providing the necessary equipment and training K9 law enforcement officers need in order to protect communities across the country, as well as memorializing those who give the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

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

Runner Amenities & Activities

SHIRTS & DOG BANDANA
All runners registered by the shirt deadline 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.
- 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
- Energizing music for our runners
- 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.****

Start Format

Start Format: 8:00 a.m.  5K runners will be self seeded and begin from  the START/FINISH ARCH. Over All awards will be based off of Gun Time.  We ask only the ELITE RUNNERS going for the win, to toe off first at the start line.  To allow for social distancing, all age group awards will be based off chip time.  There is no need to stand crowded at the start line.  All runners will receive an official 'chip time' based off the time they individually cross the start line to their finish.  The 'chip time' is used for all age group ranking.   Late starts will be taken till 8:15 a.m.

We ask that all runners wear a face mask during packet pickup / checkin, and that you practice social distancing at all times during the event.  Runners do not need to wear masks while racing.

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 Course

5K/9K Start and Finish

 

9K Course:

5K Course:

 

1 Mile Fun Run

The One Mile Fun run is a single out and back course following similar path of the 5K/9K

 

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

8:00am - 5km Run

9:00am - 1 Mile Fun Run

9:00am - 5K Awards

9:15am - 9K Awards

9:30am - K9 Demonstration

Virtual Race/Walk

The Virtual Race/Walk can take place anytime between the day you register and Sunday April 19th. All runners registered for the virtual race will receive an email Friday 4/17 with a unique link to submit your 5K or 9K run time.  We will be ranking and scoring all times submitted.  We are also asking you submit a "proof of time".  This can be a photo of a GPS enabled watch, or screenshot from your favorite running app.  Award certificates will be emailed back to all Virtual Runners that choose to submit times.   We also 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  FRIDAY 4-7PM

At World Golf Start/Finish location. 

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.

Place
World Golf Village
1 World Golf Place
St Augustine, FL US 32092
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 

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.  

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 your registration fee will be automatically refunded back to you.  Register and raise $50 and you will receive K9s United car magnet on race day. So, help support our K9 Heroes even more by having your friends, family, and even your co-workers donate to your very own fundraiser.

TEAM FUNDRAISING is also available.  Special awards will be presented to the team that raises the most money, Largest Team, and Most Creative Team!!!  Click on the Donate tab on your left to create a team fundraising campaign.

 

CLUB/TEAM AWARDS & FUNDRAISING TEAM AWARD ANNOUNCED!!!

We are excited to announce 3 new award categories for the K9s United race!

**The Larges CLUB/TEAM with the most participants at the race will receive a complimentary entry into next years event for EACH REGISTERED RUNNER.  To qualify in the club/team count runners must be pre-registered online, and must be listed on the roster for the CLUB/TEAM.

**The CLUB/TEAM, or FUNDRAISER TEAM that attends the race with the most creative team shirt will receive a free parador keychain for all members.  Team members must be pre-registered and listed on the roster of the club/team or fundraiser team.

**The FUNDRAISER TEAM that raises the most in donations for the 501c3 will be awarded a freeK9s United branded shirt for all fundraising team members.

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