Pasadena emergency responders to host annual memorial 5k run/walk
The City of Pasadena’s emergency responders, together with the Pasadena Police Officers’ Wives Association, will host the annual Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds (7902 Fairmont). It is open to everyone in the community, regardless of age or speed; in fact, the walk/run is even open to dogs! Event organizers are hoping to bring everyone in the community together for a fun event that shows support for emergency responders.
Registration is $35, or $40 the day of the race. Registered participants will receive a high quality tech fiber running shirt with this year’s event logo. Kids 10 and under can participate for free, although they will not receive a shirt.
Dogs can also participate for free, although they must be registered and leashed in order to do so. All of the registered canine participants in the race will receive a free bandana.
After the run, there will be food and drinks at the finish line, and awards will be given to the top three finishers in three categories: Male, Female and Masters (40 and up).
This year’s run marks the third year for the Fallen Heroes event. It was created in 2009 as part of a fundraising event for the family of fallen Pasadena police officer Jesse Hamilton and to pay tribute to all of the men and women who have risked so much to keep those around them safe every day.
For more information or to register for the race, visit www.ppowa.org.