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K9 benefit run Saturday

By Miriam Hodgman

1400106_SX2MThe Second Annual Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Run is scheduled for this Saturday, September 27 at the Summit Mall in south Reno.

Runners, joggers, walkers and K9 lovers of all ages are welcome to take part in this fun, family friendly event that benefits the Sheriff’s K9 Unit.

Reno Running Company sponsors the K9 Run to raise funds for the equipment and training the K9 teams need to fulfill their mission to help keep our community safer.

1400106_NCS1Participants may choose between a 5K, 10K and a Kids One Mile Fun Run. All participants receive a free t-shirt, Finisher’s Medal and a post-race breakfast.

For more information and to register visit http://www.renorunningcompany.com/

There are nine K9 teams currently assigned to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Canines provide invaluable support to public safety through their highly specialized training and unique ability to locate narcotics, explosive devices and fugitives. They help their human partners with the apprehension of suspects who attempt to evade arrest by concealing themselves, or who pose a threat to the deputy or members of the public. For more information, visit washoesheriff.com.

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