Come join the Columbus Police Honor Guard on October 5, 2019 at Genoa Park as they come together for their 7th Annual Run/Walk and 1-Mile Kids Fun Run to honor those officers that have fallen in the line of duty. Proceeds are used towards a special honoree each year and to help the families of newly fallen officers to pick up move forward without their loved one.
It all kicks off with our well known 1-Mile Kids Fun Run at 9:00 AM, followed by the 5k Run/Walk immediately after. Come early to meet the mounted police, police helicopter, K-9’s, SWAT, and more. Stay after for awards!
The City of Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard is a 501(3)c non-profit (tax id: 31-1399701) composed completely of volunteer Columbus Police Officers and Command Staff whose primary mission is to participate at funeral services for active, retired, and reserve officers, as well as active and retired civilian police personnel. Funds from the run/walk help to put on these funeral services and support the families in their most grave time of need. These special men and women also act as representatives of the Division of Police in various community events. The Honor Guard is primarily self-funded, and relies on very limited public funds for its maintenance and operation. These funds are for ceremonial equipment, scholarships the organization donates to, transportation, and upkeep on the Police Memorials at Genoa Park, the Columbus Police Academy, and Columbus Police Headquarters. In case of the tragic loss of a fallen officer, the Honor Guard also sends representation to the National Police Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. as the Fallen Officers’ names are added. They also fund the Fallen Heroes’ names being placed on their own memorial wall at Genoa Park and the memorials at the Columbus Police Academy and Columbus Police Headquarters, among many other expenses. The 5k Memorial Run/Walk is a fundraising event to benefit the Columbus Police Honor Guard. Your participation in the run/walk or the sponsorship you are so graciously considering to give, will help our organization to fund the expenses of the 5k Memorial Race so that we can continue to honor our Fallen in the past and be prepared to honor anymore in the future.
Proceeds from the race will help to replenish funds to the Columbus Police Honor Guard so that they can continue to serve those most in need of their organization’s help.
Virtual participants will be shipped a shirt and race medal, along with any other swag items. Both the shirt and medal will be shipped shortly after race day or can be picked up at any of the pre-race packet pick-up locations.
Kids Fun Run
There will be CPD mounted units, police cruisers, SWAT vehicles, diving gear, etc. for the children to see and sit in! Lots of fun and prizes! The kids fun run is approximately 1-mile and will not be timed, but all registrations include a race shirt.
Additional Race Shirt
$25 through race day
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
*NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION/PACKET PICK UP*
Race registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.