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The K9K began as an idea. An idea to honor a man. A man of God that loved Christ, his girls, his family, and his job. We think we've achieved that and are hosting our event for the 7th time!! What an awesome achievement and testament to Andy and all of you who have made it possible!
Andy was a Grand Rapids Police Department officer and previously was a Woodridge (IL) Police Department officer. He died while on a training run for an open Canine Handler position with GRPD. The K9K is our way to honor Andy and raise funds for worthy causes.
For those that have not joined us previously, we try to take ourselves seriously, but not too serious. We host two events - a 3k run / walk and a 9k run. Both of them are awesome and we have fun with them. Dogs are allowed on both of them, because who wouldn't want to go for a fun walk or run without their dog? But you don't need a dog to participate because everyone is welcome!
So as we prepare for our 7th year, we invite you to register. We promise that we will do everything we can to make your time worthwhile and memorable. The park is beautiful, the events can be competitive, the shirts are awesome, and we have great food to enjoy afterwards. So please register and bring your whole family. See you on October 2nd!
COVID update: we will do our best to adhere to outdoor events per CDC guidelines. This may include things like a staggered start, or different plans for the food table, etc. We are still understanding the guidelines and appreciate your patience and support as we work through these new challenges.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.k9krace.com.
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