About This Event
The 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.
This is a fast and flat out and back course in beautiful Palm Springs. It is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly, beginning and ending at the Palm Springs Police Department. Our race course is actually laid out in the shape of a dog, making it the perfect tribute to our K-9 hero, Ike.
Your entry fee gets you registered into the event, an event tech t-shirt, a special commemorative IKE finisher medal, a Lions Club burrito breakfast and souvenir photo downloads! And the first 100 who register receive an adorable plush animal of their very own! Following the race, we will have lots of activities lasting throughout the day, including a Palm Springs Police Department Expo and K-9 demonstrations!
Quality tech t-shirts will be given to all paid 5K event entrants.
Every registered racer will receive an event photo download! There will also be posed photos taken with an actual K-9 vehicle! These, too, will be available to all racers as a FREE photo download!
Early Packet Pick-up
Early packet pick-up will be held at RUTH HARDY PARK located at 700 Tamarisk, Palm Springs on Friday, March 3rd from 11AM-4PM. You will receive your bib, t-shirt, goodie bag and plush (for those eligible) at that time. Look for the white tent in the parking lot at pick up. Late registration at packet pick-up and on race day is $45.
You may register day of race at the race site at 200 S. Civic, Palm Springs beginning at 6:30AM.
Late Packet Pick-up
For those pre-registered who cannot make it the day before, late pick-up will be held race morning beginning at 6:30 at the race site: Palm Springs Police Department 200 S. Civic, Palm Springs.
5K race registration is $40 now until March 2nd. Registration at packet pick-up and race morning is $45. IKE JR. DASH for children 10 and under is $15.
Virtual Racers may sign up for $55.
ALL race finishers will receive a commemorative IKE finisher medal. Division awards will be given 3-deep in 5 year age groups. Overall men and women, challenged athletes, teams, strollers and doggie division 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies will be given.
Post Race Happenings
Come for the run and stay for the fun--in addition to a delicious pancake breakfast presented by our local Palm Springs Lions Club, we will have a safety fair with many great events and displays...We will have K-9 DEMONSTRATIONS, SWAT TEAM AND VEHICLES, FREE CHILDREN FINGERPRINTING, A PET ADOPTION, MANY LOCAL SAFETY TEAMS and MORE!!! Also, meet our life size IKE mascot, SPARKY from the Palm Springs Fire Dept. and other mascot friends! The Palm Springs Police Department will open its doors for an OPEN HOUSE and tours. Lots of fun for the entire family is in store at this always popular event! We will also have some extra surprises, too!
RaceWire will chip time this event providing accurate timing and instant results!
We will be using the single use Bib Tags this year.
Please ensure the following in order to receive an accurate time:
Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
Race bib is pinned in all four corners
Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)
Bib tag is not altered
Please do not remove your number until you have gone completely through the chute. Numbers are not interchangeable among runners. After you have crossed the finish line, continue moving to the edge of the roped off area.
Incorrect placement of bibs can results in a tag not reading correctly - if this is the case, it is at the discretion of our timer to assist with updating your results on-site. If said correction positions you in your age group, you will not be allowed to place if the age group medals have already been handed out.
Results will be posted online throughout the race and results notifications will be emailed/texted to all registered finishers.
Parking is available nearby at the county building, city hall and street parking. Handicapped parking will be available at the race site.
If you have any more questions, please contact Molly Thorpe at (760) 413-6508 or at firstname.lastname@example.org?subject="Run for Ike 5K">email@example.com
If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor, please contact Molly Thorpe at (760) 413-6508 or at firstname.lastname@example.org?subject="Sponsorship: Run for Ike 5K">email@example.com
. All sponsors' logos will appear on the event shirt. Sponsors may also display their business banner at the event and have an event display.
Going to be out of town on race day or do you live in another state or country? Well, don't let a little detail like that stop you! Become a virtual racer. We will mail you your race bib, event t-shirt, finisher medal and you can head out and run/walk 5K at your convenience. Submit your results (you are on the honor system) and you may be eligible for an age group award, too! Take a photo and we will post it on our website!
Ike Jr. Dash (Kids 10 and Under)
Kids 10 and under may participate in the Jr. Ike Dash. Entry fee is $15.00 and may be paid on race day or in advance. Participants receive a very cool Ike Jr. t-shirt, an Ike Jr. Police Badge, a cool hat and some special finish line surprises! Dash takes place right after the 5K.