Due to the community’s generosity, the Red Bluff Police Department has been successful in raising funds to sustain their K9 program. The department is once again hosting the Dog Gone Run and Ride Duathlon this Saturday to help maintain the unit’s funding.
The duathlon is an event combining running and biking. The department indicated there will be a variety of races including a short version (2 mile run/ 4 mile bike/ 2 mile run), a longer version (2 mile run/ 8 mile bike/ 2 mile run), and a relay team version wherein two people can partner to complete in the longer duathlon. The event also offers a 5K run for those not interested in the duathlon.
Pre-registration has already closed, but registering the day of is still available. The long duathlon is $35, the two-person long duathlon is $45, the short duathlon is $30 and the 5K is $23.
This year’s event has been moved to the U.S. Forest Service property at the Red Bluff Discovery Center at 1000 Sale Lane. The event kicks off Saturday at 8:30 a.m., but the department advises participants to arrive between 7 and 8:15 a.m. in order to pick up their registration packets.
Proceeds from the event help raise funding for the department’s K9 unit. Because of funding the department raised through community’s efforts last year, they were able to purchase their newest K9 “Many” (pronounced Manny).
For those interested in picking up a registration form online, follow this link: http://www.rbpd.org/resources/DGRR%202013%20flyer.pdf. To find out more about the department’s K9 program or the Dog Gone Run and Ride, contact K9 handler Corporal Mike Brown, Dispatcher Suszette Erb, or Captain Kyle Sanders at (530) 527-3131 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and ksanders@rbpd.