Back the Blue K9 Force is hosting our first annual 5k, raffle, and festival called RexRun 2022 for Pawsitivity!! Back the Blue K9 Force is a local 501c3 that started in March 2016 and we help provide K-9 units with anything they need. We are all about the dogs!!! We help provide medical care, leather leads, rewards toys, scent boxes for training, protective vests, pop locks for the vehicles and so much more. BTBK9F has helped with K9 officers in local police departments such as Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, Greenwood Village PD, Aurora PD, Lakewood PD, Sheridan PD, Parker PD, Canon City PD, Elbert County SO, and Simla PD. We have also helped K9s in Missouri and Nebraska. The needs of our K9 units are growing fast and we need your help to keep these dogs happy, healthy, and safe.
RexRun 2022 for Pawsitivity is going to be an all-day event at Dove Valley Regional Park on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 8 am to 3 pm. RexRun 2022 for Pawsitivity is going to have family and dog-friendly activities like (two bouncy houses, a DJ, auctions, dog costume contests, and food trucks). There will also be demonstrations from local K9 units. We need the community and businesses like yours to help make this a successful event. We would love to see you as one of our runners/walkers, sponsors, and/or vendors. There are 4 different sponsor levels to choose from starting at $500 and going up to $5,000. Vendors are $100 for a 10x10 spot. If you are a sponsor the price includes your 10' x 10' spot. You will need to bring your own tent and tables. We will have volunteers who can help get your items to your assigned spot as we are not allowed to drive on the soccer fields. If your business requires the use of a vehicle (i.e. mobile grooming trucks) you will have a reserved spot by the food trucks in the parking lot. If you would like to contribute in any way there will be a link at the bottom of the page to do so. Please note that our T-shirt person has to send the shirts to be printed on July 10th. If you qualify by your level of sponsorship to be on the RexRun shirts we will need your payment and logo by July 9th. Sponsors after that time will not be on the shirts but will receive all the other benefits that show under your level of payment.
We will stop taking vendors July 31st. Please sign up before then if you'd like to be a part of this fun community event.
Our event star is Rex, a black lab K9 officer, who is working with School Resource Officer Deputy John Gray. He is Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office first K9 therapy officer and is the inspiration for this event. Deputy Gray and K-9 Rex work with the children in the Littleton School District. They work primarily with students with special needs and students in crisis. Rex can help comfort students that are stressed, and dealing with anxiety or depression. “Mental health is an ongoing concern, particularly with our youth. There is a chemical change in the brain that reduces the stress when people pet and interact with a dog,” says Deputy Grey,“ We hope that Rex will help students feel comfortable and safe in schools and bring smiles to their faces.”
Race fee is $45. You will be able to register online at www.backtheblueK-9force.com.
Thank you for your consideration to make this event a success,
Back the Blue K-9 Force