VIRTUAL 10th ANNUAL RUN FOR IKE 5K & JR. IKE DASH
Welcome to the VIRTUAL 10TH ANNUAL RUN FOR IKE 5K and VIRTUAL Jr. IKE Dash. Registration is open now through December 31st, 2020. Run now or run later - you choose the date - you choose the course! We are apart, but together and supporting the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Team. The 10th Annual RUN FOR IKE 5K is held in the memory of Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Officer Ike who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. This event is held annually with all proceeds supporting the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Fund. Ike bravely gave his life in pursuit of a suspect who had already shot Ike's handler. Fortunately, Ike's handler was protected by his bulletproof vest and by the valiant service of his courageous K-9 partner, Ike. 5K participants will all receive a quality short-sleeve tech shirt, a magnificent finisher medal, race bib, and mini plush dog. Jr. IKE Dash participants (ages 10 and under) will also receive their animal floppy cap. These items will be mailed to you at no extra charge within the United States. Locals in the Coachella Valley will have their race items home delivered to their doorsteps. We will begin mailing out packages during the first week of October. We salute not only the courageous efforts of our fallen K-9 IKE but honor the bravery and service of all of the members of the Palm Springs Police Department. We honor the thin blue line and appreciate the risks our officers take daily to protect our community and serve the public. Please join us in honoring their heroism, courage, and valor, especially in these most challenging of times. Run or walk a course of your choice! Gather your friends, family, and neighbors and socially distance this event together or feel free to run or walk your 5K alone or with your pet. We certainly hope to resume in person racing next season. Our hopes are that California state, county, and city regulations will allow us to resume "actual in-person" events in 2021. Most importantly, we want to ensure that our participants stay safe and healthy by following the CDC guidelines and so we are offering these virtual options at this time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at email@example.com or call Certified Race Director, Molly Thorpe at (760) 413-6508. The Virtual Racing Option allows people from all over the world to participate in these events that support local causes. Please feel free to share this information with your friends so that they can partner with us in sharing fit 'n fun opportunities while supporting important local causes. Stay Healthy - Run Happy, P.S. Marathon Runners "Supporting Local Causes"