For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300095
Date Issued:Aug 26, 2013 - 7:45am

Running for the Dogs: Sheriff's Office Inaugural K9 Run September 28

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Have fun on your feet and make the Washoe Sheriff’s K9’s paws your cause by participating in the inaugural Sheriff’s Office K9 Run on Saturday, September 28, starting at the Summit Mall in south Reno. 

Proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards equipment and training needed to support the mission of the Washoe County Sheriff’s K9 Unit.  

This event  is pet friendly and is open to all levels of fitness and all ages, featuring a 5K, 10K and a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run. All participants receive a free t-shirt, Finisher’s medal and a post race breakfast.

Event sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Inaugural K9 Run

What:   Benefit for the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit sponsored by Reno Running Co.

When:  8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013                                                         

Where:  The Summit Mall, south Reno

Cost:   10K - $30 (registration will increase up to $50 the week of the race), 5K - $25 (registration will increase up to $40 the week of the race), Kids 1 Mile Fun Run - $5

Registration:  To register visit

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

Media partners: radio public service announcements (:15 and :30 second) and event poster are attached.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.


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