The Seventh Annual Cops & Joggers 5K race is right around the corner and the attached application is now being accepted. Last year’s race had a record number of participants and funds raised. 841 runners took part in last year’s event with over $21,000 in proceeds collected. “Our goal is to have over 1000 runners in this year’s race. The event has grown into a family festival that celebrates alongside our law enforcement family,” said event coordinator Lieutenant Jeffrey Bernice of the Fort Myers Police Department.
The Fort Myers Cops & Joggers 5K was established in 2008 to assist the family of fallen officer Andrew Widman who was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2008. Proceeds from the sixth annual event benefited fallen officer Sergeant Mike Wilson’s family in addition to the FMPD’s Fallen Officers Memorial Fund and The Brotherhood Ride, nonprofit organizations that aid the families of first responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, who have been injured or killed in the line of duty.
Those who would like to register with the Fort Myers Track Club by mail must have their entry form post marked by October 3rd, 2014. Applications are also being accepted online at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com or the day of the race beginning at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about this year’s Cops & Joggers 5K, contact Lieutenant Jeffrey Bernice at email@example.com , Ph.:239-321-7698 and/or Marie Kennedy of M.creativepr at firstname.lastname@example.org Ph.: 239-274-7736.