FOP plans annual 5K for Saturday at Nature Park

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Again raising money for police survivors, the Putnam County Fraternal Order of Police is sponsoring its annual 5K on Saturday at the DePauw Nature Park.

Procees from the run/walk will go to the Indiana chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S).

C.O.P.S. provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Race day registration for the 5K runs from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Nature Park. Cost is $25. Race day registrations are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

Race time is 10 a.m.

The course is a challenging trail 5k run or walk at the DePauw Nature Park, a timed chipped race on lightly graveled trails containing a few moderate hills and inclines which complement some flat areas.

Participants will run or walk, rain or shine through the old stone quarry and around a portion of the quarry rim before entering the wooded area and proceeding along the scenic Big Walnut Creek.

Awards and lunch will follow the race.

C.O.P.S. provides training to law enforcement agencies on survivor victimization issues and educates the public of the need to support the law enforcement profession and its survivors.

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives.

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