Owners ages 12 and up, dogs ages 1yr. & up. Lace up your sneakers and grab your dog's leash for the Pooch Pursuit! Run the 5K trail with treat stops all along the course. This dog friendly event (although canine participation is optional), will benefit the Friends of Hanover Dog Parks and their efforts to construct a dog parks in Hanover. All registered participants will receive an owner and dog friendly treat bag.
Entry Fee: $20 and $10
Awards will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each age division. Dog tags will be presented to all the K-9's that complete the run.Registration is easy and
convenient using Hanover County's new and improved Discover
Recreation Online:5K Registration 1 mile walk registrationStay after the event for K-9 Heroes Day. In honor of K-9 Veteran's Day, Parks and Recreation, Hanover Hounds Search and Rescue, The Classy Canine and Friends of Hanover Dog Parks invite you and your special canine to the 3rd Annual Hanover K-9 Heroes Day. K-9 Heroes Day in Hanover is a celebration to honor the military and civilian K-9’s and their handlers who have given their unwavering service and sometimes their lives to serve these United States of America during the time of war and to also protect us here in our homeland. Per the House Joint Resolution 522, March 13th
There will also be fun activities and contests for you and your furry friend, including the following: Dog Gone Spring Egg Hunt Frosty Paws eating contest, Fastest Wagging Tail contest, Tricks for Treats, Howling Contest, and Musical Sit. Event is open to the public, with all dogs required to remain on a secure leash and have current license and rabies vaccination. Refreshments will be available for purchase for people and pets.
Stop by one of the pet friendly vendor tents and browse their goodies or just say hello:
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Pooch Pursuit check-in9:00 a.m. Pooch Pursuit begins (sponsored by Friends of Hanover Dog Parks & Holiday Barn Pet Resorts)9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Vendor/Exhibitor booths open9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Hanover Concert Band performs10:00 a.m. Hanover K-9 Heroes Day opening ceremonies begin10:15 a.m. K-9 Heroes Honors Walk begins (led by the VFW Post 9808 Color Guard)10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Hanover Concert Band performs10:30 a.m. Pooch Pursuit awards presentation10:45 a.m. K-9 demonstrations begin (sponsored by Hanover Hounds K-9 Search & Rescue)
10:45 a.m. – Richmond City Police
11:00 a.m. – Capital Police
11:15 a.m. – Hanover K-9 Search & Rescue
11:30 a.m. – Fort Lee Military11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. K-9 games (sponsored by Friends of Hanover Dog Parks)12:30 p.m. Dog Gone Spring Egg Hunt begins (sponsored by Parks and Recreation)1:00 p.m. Event concludes