This past Saturday May 7th was the 3rd Annual California Peace Officers’ Association Memorial Run (5k, 10k and Kid’s challenge) and Family BBQ. It was a very special event honoring those who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty, while making our lives safer. The Third Annual California Peace Officers’ Association’s Memorial Run was held on Saturday, May 7th at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton. This was an extraordinary way to salute those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, while at the same time supporting their families and co-workers who are left behind to cope with the tragic loss.
All proceeds from this family oriented event went directly to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) (California Chapter), a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to assist with the rebuilding of lives of surviving family members and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed. Each year, between140 and 160 officers are killed, while carrying out their sworn duties. Their families and co-workers are left to cope with these tragic losses. C.O.P.S has more than 15,000 members and provides resources and assistance to help these families rebuild shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.
The Memorial Run’s 10K & 5K Walk & Run courses are made up of small rolling-hill trails that run throughout the scenic Shadow Cliffs Regional Park. The Kid’s 1-Mile Fun Run is laid out through a portion of the park’s lawn area.
The Family oriented event included a barbeque from Outback Steakhouse. One of Outback Favorites; Baby Back Ribs
These fall-off-the-bone ribs are exactly the way ribs should be. Succulent and saucy, each rack is smoked, grilled to perfection and brushed in a tangy BBQ sauce. The OutBack Team included a Wheat roll, a outstanding potato salad and a cup of fruit.
For future CPOA Memorial Run information and/or an application, contact On Your Mark Events at (209) 795-7832, or visit www.onyourmarkevents.com. To register online go to www.Active.com <http://www.active.com/> or California Peace Officer’s Association website at: https://m360.cpoa.org/ViewEvent.aspx?id=26615&instance=0
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