Run With the Police for a Cause

Run With the Police for a Cause

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All ages are encouraged to participate in the Run with the Police 5k. Photo courtesy of John Kirnan.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4’s 9th Annual Run with the Police returned to Aberdeen on May 13, 2023. The event is a fundraiser for their other endeavors, including their basketball tournament, Camp Dreammakers, Shop with a Cop, scholarships, and assistance for other nonprofits in town.

“We were thinking of ideas on how we could raise funds,” said Officer John Kirnan. “We used to do concerts every year, but costs for that started to go up. This 5k replaced it, and it’s been very successful.”

The event had a humble beginning, but now there are over 275 participants each year, and it has become one of Aberdeen’s biggest 5k races.

“It’s not just a run,” said John. “It’s an event for all ages, so walking is encouraged as well.”

The day started with a Junior Run at 9:30 AM followed by the 3.1 mile walk and run through Wylie Park at 10:00 AM. Entry fees are $30 for runners 13 and older and $20 for 12 and under. //

For more information, visit their website at runwiththepolice5k.wixsite.com/aberdeensd.