Welcome to the "Run for Baron 5K"! This inaugural event is dedicated to Botetourt County's first K-9 officer to be lost while on active duty, Baron, who served the community with distinction until his end of watch on August 31, 2017. The event is organized by "Friends of Botetourt K-9", a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to Botetourt County Sherriff's Department K-9 unit.
The "Run for Baron 5K" will be held on August 12, 2023, starting at 8:30AM. Participants have the option to choose between an in-person race, a virtual race, or a fun walk event. The in-person race and walk will be held at the beautiful Greenfield Recreation Park in Troutville, VA, offering scenic views along the 5K cross-country course. The virtual option can be completed from anywhere and the fun walk event is perfect for families and anyone who wants to participate in a non-competitive atmosphere.
All proceeds from the "Run for Baron 5K" will go towards "Friends of Botetourt K9", which supports the K9 unit by providing financial aid for equipment, training, and other essential needs. This event is a great way to show your support for the brave K9 officers who serve and protect our community.
Come join us for a fun-filled day of fitness, community spirit, and support for a great cause. Whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out, there is something for everyone at the "Run for Baron 5K". Register now and be a part of this memorable event!