Heroes 5K/10K Memorial Run Race
Friday March 24, 2017
THE 5th ANNUAL HEROES 5K/10K MEMORIAL RUN WILL TAKE PLACE FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 AT 6:30 P.M. THE EVENT BENEFITS THE HEROES OF ST. PETE POLICE SUPPORTING OFFICER FAMILIES WITH TRAGEDIES.
The 5th Annual Heroes 5K/10K Memorial Run is taking place at Demens Landing Park, Downtown St. Petersburg Friday Evening, March 24, 2017 with the feature race starting at 6:30 pm. Registration starts at 4:00 pm at Demens Landing located at Bayshore Drive SE and 1st Ave. SE. This is a multi-family oriented event which includes the following events; 5K/10K Run, One Mile Walk, and Kids’ Races.
The 5K/10K Chip Timed run routes proceed out to Bayshore Drive S.E. north to the Vinoy, then north on North Shore Drive NE to 13th Avenue NE, the 5K U-turns back to the start/finish line. The 10K continues on Northshore Drive NE, over the Snell Island bridge and after a short distance turns back to the start/finish line.
There is also a One Mile Walk north to and on Bayshore Drive S.E. then back. For the under 12 year old participants, the event will be broken down into four heats at Demens Landing Park. The 3 to 4 year old group will run 100 meters; the 5 to 6 year old group will run 200 meters; 7 to 9 year olds will run 400 meters; and lastly 10 to 12 year old group will run 800 meters. All 12 and under participants will receive a finishers medal, and trophies will be awarded to the top three boys and girls in each category. The 5K/10K winners will receive special crafted awards and gift certificates, and age group awards three deep.
Proceeds benefit the Heroes of the St. Pete Police whose mission is to honor St. Petersburg Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to provide financial support to assist officers and their families during a crisis or tragedy.
Photos from the 2015 Heroes Memorial Run: