Run for Rocco

5K, 1K

Event Date

Sat, Sep 26, 2015


Minneapolis, MN


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Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$25 $25 Closed

Kids Race 1K - Individual Age group/open

$5 $5 Closed

About This Activity

Proceeds from the event will go to the K9 unit, Rocco, of the Crystal Police Department.

K9 Police Dog Rocco was born on November 12, 2011 in Slovakia.  The Crystal Police Department received Rocco from the St. Paul Police Department thru their K9 Program.  Rocco has served the citizens of Crystal since May, 2013.  The name Rocco stands for Ready On Command Crystal Officer.  The Crystal Police Department conducted a K9 naming contest with the elementary schools and a Kindergarten Class at Neill Elementary won the contest. 


Rocco has been trained in apprehension, tracking, and narcotic detection.  He has been a tremendous asset to the Crystal Police Department.  The City of Crystal funds most of Rocco’s necessities; however, it is necessary for the police department to fundraise due to the extensive training and equipment that is needed to keep Rocco in his job.

Event details and schedule

Chip Timed Event for the 5K.  T Shirts included in race registration.  No T shirts for the Kids race

Packet pick up will be on September 25th from 12:00PM to 7:00PM at Signs In MN at 5640 W Broadway, Crystal, MN 55428.

Registration will close at 8:45 AM on September 26th.

There will be a kids race at 8:30 and the 5K will start at 9:00.

Race will take place Rain or Shine.

Parking for the event will be on the street.

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