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Run from the Cops 5K returns to Tempe December 7

Benefiting non-profit Tempe Police Foundation

Post Date:11/08/2013 2:00 PM

Denise Rentschler
480.350.5209 Office


TEMPE, Ariz. – The City of Tempe and the Tempe Police Foundation are bringing back the Run from the Cops 5K, a unique event that gives residents and runners the opportunity to interact with Tempe Police Officers and support their local police department.

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
  • Location: Arts Park, Tempe Town Lake (just east of the Tempe Center for the Arts)
  • Parking: Tempe Center for the Arts
  • Kids Fuzz Run: Starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Run/Walk: Starts at 9 a.m.

The 5K course is a single, scenic loop around Tempe Town Lake and will be chip timed. Advance registration is $25 and participants will receive a commemorative Run from the Cops T-shirt.

Activities include an event expo with police vehicles including our SWAT Armored Vehicle, Police Motorcycle, Patrol Squad Car, Police Command Van and free Fuzz Run for children 10 and under.

All proceeds will benefit the Tempe Police Foundation (TPF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to support and strengthen the services and programs of the Tempe Police Department. The TPF offers the opportunity of increased community support for Tempe PD by accepting tax exempt donations to supplement the City’s budget processes. Past donations have benefitted the K9 Unit, departmental trainings, families of fallen or injured officers in times of need and a variety of other programs.

“The Tempe Police Foundation is one more way that our community can support the men and women who dedicate themselves every day to keeping the families in our community safe.” Said Laura Forbes, Tempe Police Foundation Past President, former Assistant Chief of Police and Tempe resident.

In addition to the City of Tempe and the Tempe Police Department, the run is sponsored by Tempe Police Foundation, Arizona Diamondbacks, Going Gonzo for Kids, Tempe Tourism Office and Team Security.

Register online for the race at www.tempecopsrun.com.
More information about the Tempe Police Foundation at www.tempepolicefoundation.org.

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