If you’re looking to get back in fighting shape by summertime, setting a fitness goal is a great way to boost your motivation. If you want to support first responders as you exercise, then consider making that goal to complete the National Police Week 5K coming up on May 14th.
Whether you run, walk, or stroll, finishing this 3.2-mile race as spring really gets into full swing should help jumpstart your warm-weather workout routine. The race is part of the 16th Annual National Police Week, hosted by the Officer Down Memorial Page. This nonprofit organization honors those first responders who’ve sacrificed their lives on the job through online memorials and spotlights, and a portion of your registration fee will contribute to this cause. Sign up online or show up at the starting line in Arlington at 7 a.m. on race day to register on the spot. You can also run the race virtually for a mere $5, but make sure you register early enough to get your race packet mailed to you before race day! For in-person participants, the race will kick off at 9 a.m. on May 14th at 1621 North Kent Street.