About this event
The 5th Anniversryl RUN FOR IKE 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.
Your $35 entry fee gets you registered into the event, an event tech t-shirt, a special commemorative IKE trophy, a pancake breakfast and souvenir photo! And the first 250 that register receive an adorable 16" plush Ike Jr. doggie of their very own! Following the race, we will have lots of activities lasting throughout the day!
Quality tech t-shirts will be given to all paid 5K event entrants.
Early packet pick-up will be held at RUNNING WILD 611 S. Palm Canyon on Friday, April 3rd from 10AM-5PM. You will receive your bib, t-shirt, goodie bag and Ike plush (for those eligible) at that time.
Late packet pick-up will be held race morning beginning at 6:30 at the race site: Palm Springs Police Department 200 S. Civic, Palm Springs.
ALL race finishers will receive a commemorative IKE trophy. Division awards will be given 3-deep in 5 year age groups. Over-all men and women 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies will be given. A special IKE TEAM TROPHY will be awarded to the police department team with the greatest number of finishers. GO BIG TEAM TROPHY will be given to the biggest non-police group entered.
Post Race Happenings
Come for the race 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 ROCKY from P.S. Power Baseball and the CHP's Chipper! The Palm Springs Police Department will open its doors for an OPEN HOUSE and tours and provide a community BBQ for all racers and their guests. Lots of fun for the entire family is in store at this always popular event! We will also have many raffle prizes to give away on race day and some extra surprises, too!
Racewire (Prime Time) will chip time this event providing accurate timing and instant results!
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 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. All sponsors' logos will appear on the event shirt. Sponsors may also display their business banner at the event and have an event display.
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!
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 tropy and 16" Ike plush (to the first 250 to register) and on April 4th, head out and run/walk 5K. 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 $5.00 and may be paid on race day or in advance. Participants receive an Ike Jr. Police Badge a cool hat and some special finish line surprises!