Before competing in a 5K, it’s smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice marathon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
$17 for Registration for One on Saturday, June 8 ($35 Value)
Racers meet at John Wallace Middle School at 8:30 a.m. for a warm up session with Carla Rodriguez, before lining up for either the trail run at 9 a.m., or the trail walk at 9:30 a.m. After the race starts, runners will traverse an off-road course that weaves through partially hilly terrain with dirt trails, grass, and asphalt.
The Race to End Domestic Violence
In memory of MPO Peter J. Lavery and Officer Ciara McDermott, The Race to End Domestic Violence honors the sacrifice of uniformed police officers and those escaping domestic violence. On December 30, Master Police Officer Peter J. Lavery, the youngest of three police officer brothers, was fatally shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call. His memory serves as the inspiration for the 5K of his namesake that takes runners and walkers through off-road dirt trails and grass to raise funds for domestic violence support groups. Additionally, the race raises funds to support the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, which aids those seeking an education in law enforcement or criminal justice.