Welcome to our fourth annual The Veteran’s Agent 5k and Fun Run in Nocatee. Our event is dedicated to supporting the K9s For Warriors organization right here in Ponte Vedra, FL. K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.

About K9s for Warriors

There are 184 new cases of PTSD diagnosed every day from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 22 veterans commit suicide daily.

There are over 3.5 million dogs that are euthanized in rescue shelters every year, many are wonderful dogs that can be trained to be service dogs for deserving veterans.

K9s For Warriors rescues and trains shelter dogs to be paired as Service Dogs for Warriors with service-connected Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma.

K9's for Warriors - Dogs and Warriors Rescued Infographic

Their goal is to empower veterans to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

Founded in 2011 by Shari Duval with the hopes of pairing 12 Warrior-Canine teams a year, the program has graduated over 290 Warrior/canine teams. 90% of the dogs in the program come from rescue shelters or are owner surrendered.

Our Goal

We would like to raise the approximate cost of $27,000 to train and place a service dog with an American Hero.




Race Details

WHEN: November 7, 2020
COST: $25 8/1, $30 After 9/1, $35 after 10/22 and $40 day of the race.
TIME: 7 AM (with staggered start times)
Limited to 350 Runners
WHERE: Nocatee Splash Park
If canceled by Nocatee or Order of the Governor the race will be converted to a virtual run. There will be no refunds.


Winners Medals:

Overall Top 3 Male & Female Finishers
Top 3 Male & Females in each Age Group.

Age Groups:
under 14

+ special participation medal


Package Pickup


Pick Time: TBD

2020 T-Shirts





Who Are We?

“In 2003 my reserve unit was activated and we found ourselves on the front line for the invasion of Iraq. During the next several months we saw combat in southern Baghdad and the villages around Tikrit. Eventually our time overseas came to a close and we were sent home. At first everything was great and everyone was excited to see us. Overtime however many of us started struggling with issues that we had never experienced before. For me personally I wasn’t able to sleep and struggled with leaving my home. Every time I would drive around my community I was looking for enemy fighters hiding behind hedges and along rooftops. Eventually it got worse and I reported my problems to my unit. I was treated by the VA and eventually was able to go back to my civilian life as a Deputy Sheriff. Many of my fellow veterans weren’t as lucky and would struggle for years. I put together the 5K as a way to raise money and awareness for Veterans who are still struggling so they can go back to their lives before they served our country overseas. If we can help one combat veteran return to their family then it was a success.

Joe has a deep vested interest in supporting veteran programs and specifically K9 for Warriors, as a retired Army Colonel having served the nation for over 26 years in multiple troop leadership roles, he has seen the stress that combat tours have on both the service member and their families. Additionally, his son and his son-in-law are both US Air Force A-10 fighter pilots, each have served multiple tours in the middle east over the last 15 years. After all that our Warriors have given the nation, supporting private foundation programs that in some small way make life better for a Wounded Warrior is a very worth-while endeavor.

Sarah is brand specialist and designer who is excited about the K9s for Warriors organization. She finds the opportunity to support a charitable organization that inspires both her patriotic duty as well as her love of animals particularly special. She says, “I think it is just amazing what they do in saving canine rescues, but most of all in helping our country’s veterans. Their program is incredible!”


Ready to become a sponsor and support a great cause? Contact Us TODAY!

Hero Level Sponsorships


Top Placement on
Running Shirt (larger logo)*

Materials in Swag Bag

Logo/Link on Website
& Social Media

Booth @ Event In Best Area


Listed on Shirt*

Materials in Swag Bag

Name Listed on Website
& Social Media

Booth @ Event

*Deadline for Sponsorship Logos is September 15, 2020


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Andrew Michael @ 904.460.8501

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