Bonnie, a three-year-old golden retriever, waits at the starting line of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run. with her owner Wesley Gunderson of Scanlon Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. People were encouraged to bring their dogs for the event.  (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Bonnie, a three-year-old golden retriever, waits at the starting line of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run. with her owner Wesley Gunderson of Scanlon Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. People were encouraged to bring their dogs for the event. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Runners and their dogs leave the starting line of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Runners and their dogs leave the starting line of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Runners leave the starting line of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. This was the first year for the event. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Runners leave the starting line of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. This was the first year for the event. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Chloe, a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier, waits with her owner Stephanie McKinnon of Duluth at the starting line of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Chloe, a 10-year-old Yorkshire terrier, waits with her owner Stephanie McKinnon of Duluth at the starting line of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Jason Kuhnly of Duluth approaches the finish area of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. Kuhnly a deputy with the St. Louis County Sherriff's Office is the K-9 handler for Ranger. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Jason Kuhnly of Duluth approaches the finish area of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. Kuhnly a deputy with the St. Louis County Sherriff's Office is the K-9 handler for Ranger. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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Nancy Medved of Duluth walks with her King Charles Cavalier spaniels, Tremor, 4, and Bonnie, 10, during the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Nancy Medved of Duluth walks with her King Charles Cavalier spaniels, Tremor, 4, and Bonnie, 10, during the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Eight-month-old Zoe Chapin of Cloquet waits with her dad Keith Chapin for her mother who was participating in the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Eight-month-old Zoe Chapin of Cloquet waits with her dad Keith Chapin for her mother who was participating in the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Frank, a pitbull and Lab mix waits at the starting area of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday with his owners Justin Hilfers and Sam Lamberta, both of Duluth, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Frank, a pitbull and Lab mix waits at the starting area of the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday with his owners Justin Hilfers and Sam Lamberta, both of Duluth, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Adelaide Reed, 2,  of Cloquet fell asleep during the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Adelaide Reed, 2, of Cloquet fell asleep during the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

A walker wears the event shirt for the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
A walker wears the event shirt for the Back the Blue K9 5K Walk/Run Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Rendezvous Sports Bar and Grill in Scanlon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)