Welcome to the Run like 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 Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to Botetourt County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit.
The Run Like 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 Like Baron 5K will go towards Friends of Botetourt K-9 Inc., which supports the active K-9 unit by providing financial aid for equipment, training, and other essential needs. Friends of Botetourt K-9 Inc. also provides all support for retired K-9 officers, to include medical bills, food and all other essential needs. This event is a great way to show your support for the brave K-9 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.