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Heroes Run 2022

September 25, 2022 All day

Ned’s Wish is excited to be partnering with Canine Heroes Kennel to hold our second annual Heroes Run in beautiful Kelowna, BC on September 25, 2022!  We are once again offering options to run in person at the Kelowna event, or to participate virtually from anywhere!  All profits from the race go to support all our Ned’s Wish retired police and military service dogs.    

The 2022 Heroes Run will honour PSD Gator who gave his life to protect his handler and best friend during a high risk call in Campbell River, BC, on July 8, 2021.  Gator not only kept his community and other police officers safe that day, he also ensured his handler was able to go home to his family.  To commemorate Gator’s five years of faithful service, we have set up a 5km road race and are inviting our racers, and their dogs, to honour Gator’s sacrifice and celebrate his courage by running it with us. 

This is a family friendly event… including your fur family!  Leashed dogs are encouraged to run with their humans!

We are also very excited to announce our partnership with Support Retired Legends who are working with us to create a one of a kind limited edition Heroes Run t-shirt for the event!  Our Heroes Run logo is once again designed by Ness Hornung of Seventh Siren Tattoo.  These t-shirts, along with a new custom PSD Gator challenge coin, will be included in the runner swag bags.  We have only a limited number of these items ordered… there are only 250 in person registrations available, and only the first 250 virtual registrations will be able to select a swag bag, so don’t miss out!! 

Come join the Ned’s Wish community with your family, and help us honour PSD Gator.

Ned’s Wish Heroes will be on site in Kelowna for a meet and greet, and photos… we hope to see you there!

The in person race is located at 4395 Goodison Road in Kelowna (Canine Heroes Kennel).  Runners will be starting in groups of 25 at 9:00am and every 15 minutes thereafter until everyone has started.  Register to run, download your bib, and pick your start time in Kelowna here:

The Run Route

Runner’s Booklet

Volunteers, Sponsors, and Donations:

Want to volunteer at the Kelowna race?

Do you or your business want to sponsor the race?

Do you or your business want to run a 3rd party fundraiser connected to the race?

Do you want to donate in honour of a fallen police dog?