Our course will remain the same as 2014. One advantage is that this course is now certified by the USATF, certification #MA15012JK. Please visit our webpage or Facebook page for a map. www.bpd5k.com
Pasta Dinner, Bib Pick-up and In Person Registration
Bib pick-up and in person registration will begin on Friday September 23, 2016 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Bridgewater Senior Center located at 10 Wally Kruger Way, join us for a pasta dinner while you pick up your packet or register in person. Pick-up will be available again the morning of the event Saturday September 24, 2016 starting at 7:00am at the Bridgewater Police Department located at 220 Pleasant St..
Please note that in person registrations must be paid by cash or check. We will be unable to accept credit cards the day of the event. You can register in person both at the pasta dinner AND the morning of the event.
About This Event
This is the third annual Bridgewater Police 5k and 1mi Kids Fun Run. Enjoy a beautiful run through historic downtown Bridgewater. The course is relatively flat, and fast! This event starts and ends at the Bridgewater Police Station.
The kids 1mi fun run will be a times event and will begin PROMPTLY at 8:30am, followed by the 5k PROMPTLY at 9:00am. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event.
Raffles and awards will follow at approximately 9:45am.
Awards will be given in a number of age brackets for m/f as well as the top 3 for law enforcement. Those brackets are <14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
We will be timing the kids 1mi race and giving awards to the top 3 finishers for this event. It is vital that children be registered online in advance so that we can have the correct number of bibs with timing chips. Please note that the kids 1mi fun run is still offered at no cost, we simply ask that you bring a nonperishable food donation for the local food pantry.
PLEASE CHECK EXPIRATION DATES ON ALL DONATIONS!
LADIES SHIRTS TEND TO RUN SMALL. You might want to consider ordering a size larger than you would normally wear, or ordering a men's shirt. The only difference is the men's cut is a bit more generous and less tailored in the shoulder area.
Shirts will be guaranteed for ALL participants that register before August 10, 2016. After that date, we will do our best to accommodate with sizing and availability. There will be additional shirts available to purchase at $15.00 each. Cash or check only. Will not be able to accept credit cards at the event.
All runners that cross the finish line will receive a finishers medal. All kids participating in the 1mi Kids Fun Run will receive a ribbon as they cross the finish line.
Silent Auction and Raffle Tickets
There will be a number of items up for silent auction like an amazing set of spinner luggage donated by Samsonite valued at over $800! There are also Brad Paisley tickets and Bruins tickets up for silent auction. In addition, there are prizes to raffle off after the race while the winners are being calculated. Tickets will be sold at bib pick-up on Friday September 23, 2016 and again the morning of the event Saturday September 24, 2016. Once the 5k race has started tickets will no longer be sold. Cash or check only please. Check out our webpage or Facebook page for updates on prizes that will be available. www.bpd5k.com or https://www.facebook.com/BridgewaterPolice5K
The "swag bag" for all participants includes a thermal tote. This tote will also be available for sale for those that want additional ones, or for those that are not participating and just want to show their support. The totes will be available for sale at the pasta dinner/bib pick-up on September 23, 2016 and again on race day. The cost is only $5!
Parking on race day will be available at the Bridgewater Middle School located at 166 Mt. Prospect St. and at the Bridgewater-Raynham High School at 415 Center St. There will be NO PARKING at the Bridgewater Police Station.
This parking restriction includes dropping off! You are welcome to drop off on Crescent St. and have your volunteer or participant walk over to the station.
Post Race Events
Please plan to stay in Bridgewater after the race and enjoy Autumn Fest held on the BSU Quad starting at 10:00am.
Our 2016 event will be supporting New England COPS, Concerns of Police Survivors. (http://www.newenglandcops.org) Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.
C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 30,000 families. Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria. C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors. All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. C.O.P.S. has over 50 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.
C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, in-laws, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.
C.O.P.S. knows that a survivor's level of distress is directly affected by the agency's response to the tragedy. C.O.P.S., therefore, offers training and assistance to law enforcement agencies nationwide on how to respond to the tragic loss of a member of the law enforcement profession. C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. C.O.P.S. programs and services are funded by grants and donations.
New for 2016, there will be a pasta dinner held along with the bib pick-up. It will be held at the Bridgewater Senior Center (Cole-Yeaton Senior Center) located at 10 Wally Krueger Way. The cost is only $5.00 per person, kids under 12 will eat for free! Even if you don't want to run, come join us for a fun community evening. You can buy raffle tickets and enjoy some delicious food.