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Event Summary

Event Description

Hello! Thank you for looking into The PLEA Foundation's I Support The K9s Color Run 5K.

The I Support The K9s Color Run 5K will be the eleventh 5K that the PLEA Foundation has run and we are excited to have everyone join us. Please come out and support law enforcement officers, they need it more now than ever.

The 5K will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday, May 18, 2024. We will be available for day-of registration and advance registration check-in at 8:30 am at the Hickory Grove Pavilion. 5K registration includes a T-shirt, medal, racing bib and refreshments. Following the 5K, please join us for refreshments, photo opportunities and our raffle and 50/50 Drawing.

More information about this 5K is below:

Event Schedule
• 8:30am- Day-of registration & Check-in begins
• 8:30-9:15am- Shop & Socialize with Vendors & Sponsors, PLEA Foundation Booth opens to sell 50/50 tickets, Raffle tickets, and Merchandise
• 8:45am: K9 Demonstrations and Photo Opportunities
• 9:15am- Announcements & Race line-up
• 9:30am- Walkers begin
• 9:40am- Runners begin
• 10:10-11:30am- Refreshment Booth opens, Photo Booth opens, Shop & Socialize with our Vendors & Sponsors
• 10:45am- Raffle and 50/50 Drawing
• 11:15am- Event Concludes

Course Info
The event will be ran on the paved path at River Bends Park.
There will be six color stations on the path, that will be patrolled by Color throwers who will douse you with several BEAUTIFUL colors!

Arrival Info
Please enter at the 22 Mile Entrance only, as the trails are not accessible from the Hamlin Rd. Entrance. You can park in the giant parking lot right next to the Hickory Grove Pavilion and the playground. Check-in and Registration will be in the Hickory Grove Pavilion.

Waivers & ID
Please sign your Waivers upon registration. If you did not sign one during registration or you were registered by someone else, please sign upon arrival during check-in. The Waiver MUST be signed in order to participate in the 5K. After you register, you should receive a Confirmation Email. You can either print it out or show it on your phone upon arrival at check-in.

What to wear
Feel free to wear whatever colors for the 5K, but white would be best to display all the beautiful color!

Packet pick-up
Packet Pick-ups will be available at our office in Rochester, MI on Friday, May 17th from 9:30am-4pm. If you would like to pick up on Friday, PLEASE notify us within 24 hours before with your name(s) and scheduled pick-up time. T-Shirts are first-come, first serve for registrations after 4/18. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed after 4/30. If you register and are not able to attend, please notify us if you would like to pick up your T-shirt, Medal & Event bag at our office no later than 5/31.

View sponsorship opportunities here.

View event flyer here.

Date and Time

Sat, May 18, 2024
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


River Bends Park
5700 22 Mile Road Shelby Township, MI 48317

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