What is the K9K?

How would you like to take a run with your dog around the park?  How about over the meadows and through the woods?  We've got just the spot for you!  It's the 2nd annual K9K race at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:00am.  The K9K will be held in honor of Andrew Elliott Rusticus, a Grand Rapids Police Department Officer who died on February 25, 2012.  Andy was training for an open K9 handler position when he ran into the arms of Jesus.  So bring your dog, your shoes, and your friends, and join us for a day of great fun at Riverside Park (Riverside Park Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505).

Our two run / walk events are:


What's more fun than running or walking through beautiful Riverside Park with your pet (without your canine is welcome also) to support some good causes?  This part of the run / walk will start out on the north end of Riverside Park and wind its way through the park and along the river at a doable distance for both you and your pet.


What's a K9K without the 9k part?  That's what we thought at least, so come out and challenge yourself with a bit more than the traditional 5k.  By popular demand, canines will also be allowed on the 9k this year!  Come on out and challenge yourself and your pet to this great event!