Moses Lake police K9 Chief (left) and Grant County Sheriff's Office K9 Chewbacka

MOSES LAKE - Calling all superheroes - and dog lovers: Columbia Basin K9s is holding a Superhero Fun Run and Festival Oct. 5 in Moses Lake.

The 5K and 10K run, and 2.1K human and dog run kicks off at 9 a.m. at McCosh Park, located at 401 W. Fourth Ave., along with the festival that runs until 1 p.m.. The festival includes police K9 demonstrations, contests, vendors and a food truck, according to organizers.

Registration is $30 per person or $75 for a family of three, with each additional family member costing $10 to join. Online registration is available hereRegister by Sept. 27 to guarantee a race T-shirt. Online registration closed Oct. 4 at noon. Registration the day of the race is from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the nonprofit Columbia Basin K9s, which includes the Grant County and Adams County sheriff’s office and Moses Lake Police Department, to build a climate controlled kennel to house K9s from the three agencies.

Deputy David De La Rosa, handler of K9 Grizzly who is set to retire and new Grant County K9 Hawk, said the kennel would provide a centralized location for the K9s in a secure area away from the public. The kennel would also be used as a training space for the K9 units. De La Rosa said the City of Moses Lake has a property location for the kennel to be constructed.

Donations to the K9 project can also be made through the Columbia Basin Foundation at https://www.columbiabasinfoundation.org/giving/donate. 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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Those dogs are getting to be expensive!

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