The Memorial Fund’s second annual Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember will take place again this year in Washington, D.C., on October 14. This fun, community-oriented athletic event is designed to honor the service and sacrifice law enforcement officers make every day and encourage community support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Participants are required to raise a minimum of $54 – a symbolic reminder that, on average, a law enforcement officer was killed in the line of duty every 54 hours in 2011. Proceeds from the event will help the Memorial Fund continue its work researching fallen law enforcement officers, conducting vital officer safety programs, maintaining the Memorial grounds, and building the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum.
The Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember will feature:
- 54-mile Bicycle Ride starting and ending at National Harbor, Maryland;
- 5K Run/Walk starting and ending at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial; and
- Post-event celebrations at both locations
Starting at National Harbor, located along the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, Md., bike riders will make their way through Maryland, passing by military forts and winding through beautiful park lands, including the Henson Creek Trail, before returning to National Harbor to complete the ride. (Please note the bike route is not a closed course and riders will be expected to follow the rules of the road).
The 5K run will start and end near the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Runners will pass by the U.S. Capitol and other iconic D.C. landmarks before making their way back to the Memorial to complete the race. (Please note the 5K run route is a closed course and runners will be expected to follow the race/MPD directions).
If you’d like to participate, but have yet to sign up, it’s not too late. Plus, there are several ways to get involved. You can run, ride, volunteer, or, if you can’t make it to D.C. on October 14, sign up as a virtual participant.
“The Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember is an opportunity for the entire community to show its support for America’s peace officers and thank them for their tireless efforts in keeping our families and neighborhoods safe,” said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund. “We hope to have representatives from all local police departments and agencies participate in the events and encourage citizens of all ages to learn more about the brave men and women who serve their communities.”
Learn more about the even and get involved today: www.RideandRuntoRemember.org. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, please visit www.nleomf.org. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, please visit www.nleomf.org/museum.