10th Annual NYPD Memorial 5K Run
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 10:13 AMThe website dedicated to the NYPD Memorial Run (www.NYPDMemorialRun.com) is temporarily out of servive due to large traffic volume. The site will be back up and running with the next day. Check back on Wednesday afternoon or evening. Photos of the event will be posted in about a week. Thanks for your patience.
Congratulations to NYPD Police Officer William Hansler the overall winner in a time of 16:05, and overall female finisher Vanessa Wright in a time of 17:41.
The First Law Enforcement Officer were Jonathan Scott in a time of 17:16 and Danica Dupuy in a time of 20:39.
Thanks to more than 1200 runners who finished the run and all the family and friends who came out to support the runners and honor our fallen comrades.
This year we were proud to give out $14,000 in new college scholarships to children or grand children of members of NYPD who have died in the line of duty. In addition we also gave out $7,000 to two students who are scholarship winners from past years.
As most of you know, this event is a monmential undertaking for the management of the NYPD Running Club and it is with the help of some great friends of the club, and dedicated volunteers, that we are able to put on such a great event. Thank you to all the volunteers.Each year on the Sunday following National Peace Officers' Memorial Day on May 15 the NYPD Running Club is honored to bring together Law Enforcement Officers and the community, to pay tribute to the more than 775 NYPD Officers who have died in the line of duty.
In a continued effort to honor our fallen comrades we gather for a short prayer at the NYC Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park City, followed by a 5K Run/Walk, a Children's Fun Run, and a free barbeque for all participants.
In addition to this event being a great way to honor our fallen conrades, we also raise money for our annual NYPD Running Club Memorial Scholarship Fund. We are honored to give college scholarship grants each year to children and/or grand children of our fallen brothers and sisters.
Visit the event web site to see how you can support this worthy cause.
Please come out with family and friends so we have a runner for every member of the service who's name is enscribed in the NYC Police Memorial Wall.
If you're an NYPD employee of any rank take a look at the names of the officers being honored and run in memory of an officer from your command.