How do top dogs spell fun? Why K-9 5K, of course! Race or leisurely walk with your four-legged friend in Cleveland Metroparks Ranger K-9 5K & 1 Mile Pooch Parade on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at Edgewater Park in Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation. The Ranger K-9 5K race begins at 9 a.m. and the 1 Mile Pooch Parade immediately follows. Whether you run, walk or watch from the sidelines, this event will make your tail wag!
Other dog-gone fun activities include:
- Dog-friendly vendors
- K-9 unit skills and technique demonstrations by BARK (Buckeye Area Regional K-9)
- Dog adoption opportunities and information
Proceeds from this event support the Ranger Department K-9 Unit Fund which is used to provide training and equipment for the Park District's special unit, along with an occasional doggie treat! If you are unable to attend this event, but would like to make a donation to the Ranger Department K-9 Unit Fund, please visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Currently, Cleveland Metroparks Ranger K-9 Unit includes: Lt. Robert Pofok and K-9 Rocky, Sgt. Tim Garris and K-9 Logan, Ranger Michael Kort and K-9 Gambit and the newest members of the unit, Ranger Michael Barr and his 6-month-old, K-9 officer-in-training, Rico. The K-9 Unit patrols the Park District and specializes in locating missing people, apprehending fleeing suspects and detecting illegal drugs.
Register for Cleveland Metroparks Ranger K-9 5K and Pooch Parade on or before April 26 and save money. Early 5K race registration is $20/dog and $10/dog for the Pooch Parade. After April 26, 5K late registration is $25 and $15 for the parade. For race registration and more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Edgewater Park is located at 6616 W. Memorial Shoreway in Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation.