The day begins with the Pooch Pursuit 5K, followed by the 2K walk. Cost per 5K runner is $30, 2K runner is $15.
K-9 Heroes Day is a free community event with all ages welcome.
Throughout the morning, see amazing demonstrations in the areas of command, protection and tracking, K-9 friendly vendors, along with a K-9 Fun Zone packed with activities and games for you and your canine companion, including the doggone egg hunt.
Pooch Pursuit: Registration deadline, April 7.
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.
Proceeds from this dog friendly event benefit Hanover Hounds K-9 Search & Rescue and Friends of Hanover Dog Parks.
Dogs are required to remain on a secure leash and have current license and rabies vaccination.
Event schedule:8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Pooch Pursuit Check In / Vendor Check In9:00 a.m. - Pooch Pursuit 5K run / 2K walk begins9:00 a.m. - Vendors / Exhibitor booths open10:00 a.m. - K-9 Heroes Honors Walk - led by VFW Post 980810:05 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - Pooch Pursuit award presentation10:20 a.m. - K-9 Demonstrations begin:
11:00 a.m. - Canine games11:45 a.m. - Dog Gone Spring Egg Hunt12:00 p.m. - Life Evac helicopter landing12:30 p.m. - K-9 Demonstrations begin:
2:00 p.m. - Event concludesVendors: (We are currently recruiting vendors (Vendor registration deadline is April 7) for this unique event! Vendors will receive a 15' x 15' space at the event for a $30 fee. Register as a vendor here.
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