The California Peace Officers Association (CPOA) invites you to participate in a very special event that honors those who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty, while making our lives safer. The 8th Annual Run to Remember 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 7, at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton. 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.
The Run’s 10K and 5K Walk/ Run courses are made up of small rolling-hill trails that run throughout the scenic Shadow Cliffs Regional Park. The Kid’s 1-mile run is laid out through a portion of the park’s lawn area.
All proceeds from this family oriented event will go directly to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) (California Chapter), a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to assist with the rebuilding of lives of surviving family members and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed.
Trophies will go to the top 5K and 10K male and female finishers, with medals given three deep in designated age groups in the 5K and 10K runs for both male and female participants. Special awards will also be given to all kids participating in the Kids’ Fun Run (ages 12 and under).
Entry fee will include the always-popular commemorative T-shirt; beverages; a delicious barbecue lunch, catered by Outback Steakhouse; and a huge raffle. The Outback BBQ begins at 10 a.m., and will include a main, side, chips and drink. Extra food tickets are $12. Kids love to play in the law-enforcement vehicles that are brought out and opened up to explore in. Also, the traditional nearby fly-over and landing of the East Bay Regional Parks’ search & rescue helicopter is always an exciting part of the event. Kids always enjoy checking out the cockpit as parents snap photos.
The entry fee for the 10K or 5K Walk/Run is $40.00 pre-registered or $45.00 race-day. The Kids’ Fun Run is $20.00 pre-registered, or $25.00 race-day.
The Run to Remember will be held at Shadow Cliffs Regional Regional Park, located at 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton. Check-in and race-day registration will open at 7:30 a.m., 10K will start at 8:20 a.m. and the 5K will follow at 9:00 a.m. The Kid’s Mile will begin around 10:15 a.m. The post-race awards ceremony and barbecue are scheduled to start around 10:00 a.m.
For more CPOA’s A Run to Remember event information and/or an application, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832, or visit their website. To register participants download the event’s flyer and send with entry fee, or in with online, go to Active.com. Online registration will close down on May 4.