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The Guardians of the Night K9 5K

Saturday, July 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

$25 – $35


The Guardians of the Night K9 5K Race/Run is a true night event that offers a fun, flat, fast-paced race -–giving runners the opportunity to run alongside  Richland County Sheriff’s Department K9 Deputies and their own K9 partners. This year, the event returns to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Downtown Columbia. This is a certified race course and chip timing will be used for scoring. Awards will follow along with the opportunity to meet and greet with the K9s and Deputies. This annual event raises funds to benefit the RCSD K9 team. These funds pay for the dogs’ food, medical care, safety equipment, collars, leads and custom-fit ballistic vests for each dog.


2021 also marks 10 years since K9 Fargo was killed in the line of duty. It’s an opportunity for RCSD to honor his memory while ensuring our K9 deputies are healthy and safe on the job.