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Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember to be Held on Sunday, October 16, 2011 to Benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Bike Ride, 5K and Community Festival will Honor all of America’s Law Enforcement Officers

October 11, 2011

Washington, DC — On Sunday October 16, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will hold its inaugural Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember — a fun, community-oriented athletic fundraising event designed to honor the contribution and sacrifices of law enforcement officers and raise much-needed funds and support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

WHAT: The Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember will feature:
  • Metric-Century Bicycle Ride (62 miles);
  • Half Metric-Century Bicycle Ride (32 miles);
  • Quarter Metric-Century Bicycle Ride (15 miles);
  • 5K Run/Walk; and
  • Community Festival at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
WHO: Law enforcement community and citizen supporters
WHEN: Sunday, October 16, 2011.  Athletic events will begin at:
  • 8:00am: Metric-Century Ride
  • 9:00am: Half Metric-Century Ride
  • 9:30am: 5K Run/Walk
  • 10:00am: Quarter Metric-Century Ride
  • 9:00-3:00pm: Community Festival at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
WHERE: Ride events kick off on the Potomac Waterfront in National Harbor, MD and end at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Run/walk begins and ends at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, E Street, between 4th & 5th Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Starting at the National Harbor, located along the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, MD, riders will make their way through Maryland, passing by military forts and then crossing into Virginia at the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge. The final miles will take riders past some of DC’s most historic sites and monuments, ending with a celebration at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Judiciary Square. Runners participating in the 5K will start and end at the Memorial, passing the United States Capitol Building and National Mall. (Please note the route is not a closed course and riders will be expected to follow the rules of the road).

The event is designed to raise funds to help the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund continue its work in researching fallen law enforcement officers, conducting vital officer safety programs, maintaining the Memorial grounds, and building the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum. Participants are asked to raise at least $53 — a symbolic reminder that every 53 hours a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty.

“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 & CEO of the Memorial Fund. “We will have representatives from many local police agencies at the Festival, to encourage citizens of all ages to learn more about the brave men and women who serve their communities.”

More information about the event is available at www.RideandRuntoRemember.org.

Steve Groeninger
steve@nleomf.org | (202) 737-7135