elitefeats, in collaboration with the NYPD Running Club, are honored to announce, during this National Police Week, the opening of registration for the 19th Annual NYPD Memorial 5K Run & Walk (Virtual). National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community. This event is one such honor for all NYPD Officers who have died in the line of duty. There are more than 1,000 NYPD Heroes whose names have been etched into the granite New York City Police Memorial Wall in Battery Park City.
Please consider participating in this event which serves as an important reminder of the sacrifices made, while also raising important funds for our benefactor, Metro New York C.O.P.S. Each person who signs up will receive a personalized participant bib identifying the Hero they are honoring, a Finisher's Medal, as well as a 2021 Memorial Towel. T-Shirts and event coins are also available for purchase.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.