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May 8, 2012 > Peace Officers Association's Memorial Run and Family Barbecue

Peace Officers Association's Memorial Run and Family Barbecue

Submitted By Johathan Lance

The California Peace Officers Association (CPOA) invites everyone to participate in a very special event honoring those who've lost their lives in the line of duty, while making our lives safer. The 4th Annual California Peace Officers Association's Memorial Run and Family Barbecue will be held on Saturday, May 12, 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.

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. Each year, between140 and 160 officers are killed while carrying out their sworn duties. Their families and co-workers are left to cope with these tragic losses. C.O.P.S has more than 15,000 members and provides resources and assistance to help these families rebuild shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.

The Memorial Run's 10K & 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.

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).

The entry fee for the 10K or 5K Walk/Run is $35 pre-registered or $40 after May 8 and race-day. The Kids' Fun Run is $20.00 pre-registered or $20.00 after May 8 and race-day. Entry fee will include the always-popular commemorative T-shirt, beverages and a delicious barbecue lunch, catered by Outback Steakhouse, and a huge raffle.

The family BBQ begins at 10 a.m., and includes the Outback's tri-tip or chicken, side salad, chips, and fruit. Run entrants receive a meal ticket with paid race registration - extra meal tickets can be purchased at the event for $12 (adults) and $7 (kids 12 and under for a choice of a hamburger or a hotdog).

The Memorial Run 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 barbeque are scheduled to start around 11:00 a.m.

For more CPOA's Memorial Run and Family Barbeque information and/or an application, contact On Your Mark Events at (209) 795-7832, or visit their website. To register online, go to Active.com.

Memorial Run and Barbeque
Saturday, May 12
Check-in: 7:30 a.m.
Shadow Cliffs Regional Regional Park
2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton
(209) 795-7832
www.onyourmarkevents.com

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