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K9 Heroes Day, featuring Pooch Pursuit 5K / 2K

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Pole Green Park 8996 Pole Green Park Lane MechanicsvilleVA  23116
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Pole Green Park 8996 Pole Green Park Lane MechanicsvilleVA  23116

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Get ready for the 6th Annual K9 Heroes Day featuring the Pooch Pursuit 5K run/2K walk benefiting Friends of Hanover Dog Parks and Hanover Hounds K9 Search & Rescue on Saturday, April 21, 2018! Lace up your favorite running shoes and be sure to bring your favorite four-legged running partner.

Participate in our chip-timed 5K (3.1 mile) run or our 2K (1.25) walk. Throughout the morning, you will see amazing demonstrations in the areas of command, protection and tracking; visit pet-friendly vendors to learn about some of the latest pet-related products and have some fun in our K9 Fun zone with activities and games designed specifically for your K9 Hero, including the adorable Puppy Dash and Dog-Gone Egg Hunt.

Pooch Pursuit 5K Run and 2K Walk (deadline to register is April 18):

The first 100 registered participants for the Pooch Pursuit 5K or the Pooch Pursuit 2K walk will receive a t-shirt and a pet friendly goodie bag. Awards (5K only) will be presented to the top finishers in both overall and by age group. Divisions: Team (Runner & Canine) or Individual (Runner only)

Pooch Pursuit 5K Run

Pooch Pursuit 2K Walk

K9 Heroes Day Vendor

Fees

$30

$15 (use coupon code WALK)

$30

Runner/Walker - Packet Pickup: Registered runners/walkers may pick up their race number (5K only) and goodie bags from the Information tent starting at 8AM on the event day.

The 5K run is a chip-timed event. The 2K walk is not a timed event. All K9 companions that participate in the 5K Run or 2K Walk will be presented with a Pooch Pursuit Dog Tag.

Pooch Pursuit Dog Notes: All dogs must wear ID tags, be on a leash (no flex leashes permitted), socialize well with other dogs, be current on rabies vaccinations, be at least six months of age and not be in heat. Dogs one (1) year of age and older will be permitted to participate in the 5K run. One dog per person for the 5K run.

Pooch Pursuit Course Notes: The 5K run course is a trail course consisting of grass, gravel & mulch surfaces. Water stations will be set up around the 1 mile and 2.5 mile marks. The 2K walk course is on a grass surface and will have a water/treat stop along the course.

Recovery Tent: Bottled water, bananas and protein bars will be waiting for you at the finish line as you celebrate completing the Pooch Pursuit, and of course plenty of water and treats will be available for your canine companion.

Event Schedule:

9:00AM

Pooch Pursuit 5K Run / 2K Walk begins

Vendors open
9:15-10:00AM

Canine CPR demonstration by A&J Training Solutions


Dog Massage demonstration by Virginia Veterinary Centers
10:00AM Pooch Pursuit Awards Presentation
10:30AM

K9 Demonstrations:

Hanover County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

Virginia State Police K9 Unit

Capital Police K9 Unit

Hanover County Fire & EMS Search & Rescue K9 Unit

Hanover Hounds K9 Search & Rescue

11:30AM Canine Games with Friends of Hanover Dog Parks
Musical Sit
Best Howl
Frosty Paws Eating
Puppy Dash
12:00PM Dog-Gone Egg Hunt (for canines)
12:30PM

K9 Demonstrations:

Hanover County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

Virginia State Police K9 Unit

Capital Police K9 Unit

Hanover County Fire & EMS Search & Rescue K9 Unit

Hanover Hounds K9 Search & Rescue

2:00PM

Event concludes

Vendors close

Regretfully, the Fort Lee K9 Unit is unable to attend.

Dogs are required to remain on a secure leash and have current license and rabies vaccination.

Event sponsored by:

PETCO, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks, Hanover Hounds K9 Search & Rescue, Papa John's, A&J Training Solutions, WholesomePetFood.com, Dominion Energy Green Power, Holiday Barn Pet Resorts

Vendors scheduled to attend:

A&J Training Services, Virginia Veterinary Centers, Kellogg Kreations, Friends of Hanover Dog Parks, Hanover Hounds K9 Search & Rescue, Sensory Slime, Paws for Purple Hearts, Canine Adventure, Edward Jones Investments, Bewitchin Stitchin RVA, The Woofy Wellness Ranch, Champion Windows, Alpha Love Dog Training, Richmond Window Corporation, Usborne Books & More, Richmond Dog Obedience Club, Dog in the Woods, LLC., Razzle Dazzle Gifts, Bath Fitter, Ashland Critter Sitters, 4 Ur Pet consignment & more, A Puppy's Prayer Pet Sitting, Bahashem Soap Co, LLC., Rise Phoenix Rise, LulaRoe, Making of Miracle Stories Animal Rescue of VA (MOMS VA), Friends of Richmond K9, Pawssible Service Dog Connection, CheckPoint One, Handy Treasures: The Mobile Pottery Studio, Hanover Animal Control, RedRidge Pet Market, Thirty-One, Paws-Claw-Scales-Nails and more.

Age Category

Family

Location

PGP-Open Area/Walking/Running 5K Trails at Pole Green Park

Organizer Info

  • Hanover Parks and Recreation

Map & Direction

Pole Green Park 8996 Pole Green Park Lane MechanicsvilleVA  23116
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