MOSES LAKE - Columbia Basin K9s first Superhero Fun Run and Festival on Saturday proved to be hit for both two-legged and four-legged participants.

The fundraiser Saturday morning in Moses Lake offered a 10K and 5K, and even a shorter 2.1K run for participants to enjoy the event with their dogs alongside. The 10K and 5K had about 70 runners combined participate in the fun run.

Along with the run, a number of activities were offered during the festival portion of the event, including a “touch a truck” area complete with a medical helicopter, community booths, and K9 demonstrations featuring K9s from the Grant County and Adams County sheriff’s office and Moses Lake police.

Proceeds from the fun run and festival support the Columbia Basin K9s with their goal of building a climate controlled kennel to house K9s from the three local agencies. The kennel would provide a centralized location for the K9s in a secured area away from the public. The kennel would also be used as a training space. 

Donations to the K9 kennel project can also be made through the Columbia Basin Foundation at Make sure to type “GCSO K9 Fund” on the online donation form.

Columbia Basin K9s is a nonprofit, volunteer community group whose goal is to support local K9s.

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