The Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation will hold the Fourth Annual Run for Our Heroes 5K race on Saturday, April 28. If you have wanted to participate in a run for a cause event, this is the one. Grab some friends from your apartment in Raleigh and make a difference for yourself and others.
All proceeds from the event will go to the foundation’s fund to build a memorial to the eight Raleigh Police Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. A ceremonial wreath-laying to honor the sacrifice and lives of the fallen officers will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Nash Square, across Hargett Street from the former Raleigh Police Department’s headquarters.
The 5K race/walk follows a course through beautiful and historic Downtown Raleigh. The race starts at 9 a.m. on Dawson Street and is mostly flat.
Everyone is invited to participate in the 4th Annual Run for Our Heroes – runners, walkers, adults, kids and supporters. For registration information, visit www.runforourheroes.org.
At 10 a.m., the McGruff Crime Dog 100-Yard Kids Dash will be held at Nash Square. The dash is for children ages 10 and younger.
A free social for participants follows the race at Napper Tandy’s Restaurant at 126 North West Street.
The Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation is dedicated to honoring the lives and memories of police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of their duty while serving the City of Raleigh. The foundation is a charitable, non-profit, private organization and is separate from the City of Raleigh Police Department.
More information on RaleighNC.gov