Dog ‘n Jog is a fun family event surrounding a 10K, 5K, and 1.5K run, held annually at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center. This year it will be put on by the College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2018 on April 2nd, 2017 and the proceeds will go to Kansas Specialty Dog Service (KSDS) Assistance Dogs, Inc.
KSDS is an Assistance Dogs International (ADI) accredited 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides guide dogs for the visually impaired, service dogs to assist individuals with physical disabilities and facility dogs to assist professionals in the field of education, counseling, health care, retirement or the legal system. The KSDS team breeds their own carefully selected lines of Labrador and Golden Retrievers and trains them from puppyhood socialization up to assistance dog graduation. The program graduated their first class of service dogs in 1991 and now they place assistance dogs throughout the country at no cost to an individual in need. We are excited to support them in their efforts to promote independence and inclusion with their highly-trained canine assistants and we hope you will join us for this fun fundraising event!
Our son, who is 8, has epilepsy and for the last 4 years we have held an epilepsy walk to raise epilepsy awareness in Manhattan, KS. This year, we are adding a 5K and hope you will join us! The run/walk takes place in the River Pond area of Tuttle Creek State Park. The is is a great and safe place to bring all family members to participate in either the 5k and/or 1 mile walk. Please click on our website for more information.
The statewide fitness initiative, Walk Kansas, which is organized by K-State Research & Extension, will hold its 2nd Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight plus 1.5-Mile Fun Walk and 50-yard Kids’ Fun Run on the beautiful Kansas State University Manhattan campus. All proceeds will support the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center. This is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants.