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Run for the Dogs with the 5K-9 Run

Amy Adamle
Updated: October 02, 2019 03:14 PM

The third annual 5K-9 Run for the Dogs is this Saturday and the event is raising money for area law enforcement K-9 teams.

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Officer Jeff Harriman and his K-9 Lacka stopped by the WDIO studios.  They ran the race last year and Harriman said it was a lot of fun.

"It's a good opportunity for the public to see that these guys can be just regular dogs like everybody else," Harriman said.

Amber Repensky, the Race Director, said the race is great for kids, runners, walkers, and people of all levels. 

"We have some snacks and goodies provided to us by Super One as donation," Repensky said.  "It's just a really great event where we get to interact with the dogs, the officers, and as a community."

Four K-9 officer teams will be at the event and three of those dogs will be running too.  

While you're there, you can meet and get pictures with Boniface Kongin, the winner of the 2019 Grandma's Marathon. 

Officer Harriman said the event is a great opportunity to meet the dogs.

"I like that the public can come and meet us and see us and everyone likes the dogs," Harriman said.  "The kids love to come up and pet the dogs and play with the dogs and the dogs are social."  

He said they're just normal dogs with special skills. 

The money raised supports Northland K-9 Foundation.  

The race is this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Lester Park.  You can still register online or at the race. Click here for more information

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