Runners, Joggers & Walkers, the Pooch Pursuit is Back!

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March 13, 2017

Start your Saturday morning off with the Parks and Recreations Pooch Pursuit 5K Run or 2K Walk happening on Saturday, April 15. The Pooch Pursuit, part of the K-9 Heroes Day celebration, is a fitness fun run and walk held at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville.

9:00 a.m. is the start time, with the first 100 registered participants for the Pooch Pursuit 5K run or 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. No onsite registration available. Participants must be 12 or older to run the course by themselves with their dog. Youth under 12 can register for free with a paying adult ($30 for 5K / $15 for 2K). All dogs required to remain on a secure leash and have current license and rabies vaccination. To register: Last day for registration is Friday, April 7.

Immediately following the Pursuit, the K-9 Heroes Day kicks off at 10:00 a.m. This free event, open to the public, honors our K-9 Veterans. 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.

Proceeds from this dog friendly event benefit Hanover Hounds K-9 Search & Rescue and Friends of Hanover Dog Parks.