Heroes Run 2022

Heroes Run 2022

September 25 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:

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?

Demonstration Days

Demonstration Days

August 31 @ 2:00 pm 2:45 pm MDT

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a police dog? Unravel the mystery by visiting the RCMP Police Dog Training Center in Innisfail for live demonstrations of Heroes in the Making. These events take place every Wednesday until Labor Day from 2pm to 2:45pm. Stop by the Ned’s Wish table to say “Hello”, get some swag from the Victim’s Services Tent, see the demonstrations of the current dogs going through the police training, and support your community. The best of all – it is FREE! But hold on…… if you are lucky, you might even see a few cute puppies.
It’s going to be a Grrreat Summer!!

RCMP Kennels

#10 28535 Twnshp Rd 351
Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 1S8 Canada
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Demonstration Days

Demonstration Days

August 24 @ 2:00 pm 2:45 pm MDT

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a police dog? Unravel the mystery by visiting the RCMP Police Dog Training Center in Innisfail for live demonstrations of Heroes in the Making. These events take place every Wednesday until Labor Day from 2pm to 2:45pm. Stop by the Ned’s Wish table to say “Hello”, get some swag from the Victim’s Services Tent, see the demonstrations of the current dogs going through the police training, and support your community. The best of all – it is FREE! But hold on…… if you are lucky, you might even see a few cute puppies.
It’s going to be a Grrreat Summer!!

RCMP Kennels

#10 28535 Twnshp Rd 351
Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 1S8 Canada
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Demonstration Days

Demonstration Days

August 17 @ 2:00 pm 2:45 pm MDT

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a police dog?  Unravel the mystery by visiting the RCMP Police Dog Training Center in Innisfail for live demonstrations of Heroes in the Making.  These events take place every Wednesday until Labor Day from 2pm to 2:45pm.  Stop by the Ned’s Wish table to say “Hello”, get some swag from the Victim’s Services Tent, see the demonstrations of the current dogs going through the police training, and support your community.  The best of all – it is FREE! But hold on…… if you are lucky, you might even see a few cute puppies.
It’s going to be a Grrreat Summer!!

RCMP Kennels

#10 28535 Twnshp Rd 351
Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 1S8 Canada
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Demonstration Days

Demonstration Days

August 10 @ 2:00 pm 2:45 pm MDT

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a police dog?  Unravel the mystery by visiting the RCMP Police Dog Training Center in Innisfail for live demonstrations of Heroes in the Making.  These events take place every Wednesday until Labor Day from 2pm to 2:45pm.  Stop by the Ned’s Wish table to say “Hello”, get some swag from the Victim’s Services Tent, see the demonstrations of the current dogs going through the police training, and support your community.  The best of all – it is FREE! But hold on…… if you are lucky, you might even see a few cute puppies.
It’s going to be a Grrreat Summer!!

RCMP Kennels

#10 28535 Twnshp Rd 351
Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 1S8 Canada
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Demonstration Days

Demonstration Days

August 3 @ 2:00 pm 2:45 pm MDT

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a police dog?  Unravel the mystery by visiting the RCMP Police Dog Training Center in Innisfail for live demonstrations of Heroes in the Making.  These events take place every Wednesday until Labor Day from 2pm to 2:45pm.  Stop by the Ned’s Wish table to say “Hello”, get some swag from the Victim’s Services Tent, see the demonstrations of the current dogs going through the police training, and support your community.  The best of all – it is FREE! But hold on…… if you are lucky, you might even see a few cute puppies.
It’s going to be a Grrreat Summer!!

RCMP Kennels

#10 28535 Twnshp Rd 351
Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 1S8 Canada
+ Google Map

Demonstration Days

Demonstration Days

July 27 @ 2:00 pm 2:45 pm MDT

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a police dog?  Unravel the mystery by visiting the RCMP Police Dog Training Center in Innisfail for live demonstrations of Heroes in the Making.  These events take place every Wednesday until Labor Day from 2pm to 2:45pm.  Stop by the Ned’s Wish table to say “Hello”, get some swag from the Victim’s Services Tent, see the demonstrations of the current dogs going through the police training, and support your community.  The best of all – it is FREE! But hold on…… if you are lucky, you might even see a few cute puppies.
It’s going to be a Grrreat Summer!!

RCMP Kennels

#10 28535 Twnshp Rd 351
Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 1S8 Canada
+ Google Map

Demonstration Days

Demonstration Days

July 20 @ 2:00 pm 2:45 pm MDT

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a police dog?  Unravel the mystery by visiting the RCMP Police Dog Training Center in Innisfail for live demonstrations of Heroes in the Making.  These events take place every Wednesday until Labor Day from 2pm to 2:45pm.  Stop by the Ned’s Wish table to say “Hello”, get some swag from the Victim’s Services Tent, see the demonstrations of the current dogs going through the police training, and support your community.  The best of all – it is FREE! But hold on…… if you are lucky, you might even see a few cute puppies.
It’s going to be a Grrreat Summer!!

RCMP Kennels

#10 28535 Twnshp Rd 351
Red Deer County, Alberta T4G 1S8 Canada
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Hero’s Hollywood Fundraiser

Hero’s Hollywood Fundraiser

July 16 All day

CALLING ALL HEROES!

F45 in South Red Deer is hosting a Hero’s Hollywood Fundraiser on July 16th! It will consist of a grueling 60 minute workout to push your hero strength to the limits and the buy-in is a donation to Ned’s Wish!There will be some of us four legged heroes present howling and wagging our tails to cheer you on! Not to mention our handlers will also be there and available to chat so you can get to know us better!And just as a juicy bone on top of an already great event, Support Retired Legends (SRL) will have a gift basket you can win! In case you didn’t know, SRL has some of the coolest apparel you can wear!

Make sure to reach out to F45 to book your spot and show off your hero abilities while supporting our ‘Cause for Heroes with Paws”

F45 Training South Red Deer

2827 30 Ave Unit 1141
Red Deer, Alberta T4R 2P7 Canada
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