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Out of an abundance of caution and care for our family, friends and fellow runners we have decided to cancel this year’s k9k (bummer it fell on Andy’s birthday). That’s a hard thing to say, we care for each one of you, and believe this is best for everyone. We thank our sponsors, supporters and great group of furry dog friends. We look forward to next year, please stay tuned. And please remember the causes we support including: The GRPD K9 Foundation, Trinity Christian College, Vested Interest and the Michigan Thin Blue Line and support them if you are able. WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
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 June 20th!
Additional race information can be found at http://www.k9krace.com.
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