The California Peace Officers Association (CPOA) is inviting the public to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty by participating in the 7th annual "Run To Remember 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk" on May 9.
"This is an extraordinary way to salute those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, while at the same time supporting their families and co-workers who are left behind to cope with the tragic loss," said CPOA representatives.
The 10K and 5K walk and run courses are made up of small rolling-hill trails that run throughout Shadow Cliffs Regional Park. The kid's 1-mile run is laid out through a portion of the park's lawn area.
Trophies will be given to the top 5K and 10K male and female finishers, with medals given to the next top three in designated age groups in the 5K and 10K runs for both male and female participants. Special awards will be given to all kids participating in the Kids' Fun Run (ages 12 and under).
The entry fee for the 10K or 5K walk/run is $40 pre-registered and $45 race-day. The kids' run is $20 pre-registered and $25 race-day. Pre-registration closes at midnight on May 2 and online registration closes on May 7.
The entry fee includes a commemorative shirt, beverages and an Outback Steakhouse barbeque lunch. Extra food tickets are $12.
In addition to the run and walk courses, kids can play in the law enforcement vehicles and there will be a fly-over and landing of the East Bay Regional Parks' search and rescue helicopter.
The "Run to Remember" check-in and race-day registration is set for 7:30 a.m. The 10K is scheduled to begin at 8:20 a.m., 5K at 9 a.m. and the kids' mile at 10:15 a.m. The post-race awards ceremony and barbeque are set to begin at 11 a.m.
Event information, applications and online registration can be found online.