Officers serve communities across KAKEland in a number of ways. However, this month, an event is hoping to give back to those who’ve served.
The first-ever Officer Down 5K and Community Day will take place on Saturday, July 16. Thomas Burke, national founder of the event, said it’s the perfect opportunity to recognize officers.
Wichita’s Officer Down 5K will benefit the non-profit Fraternal Order of Police Wichita, Kansas Lodge #5. They have designated the Honore Adversis Foundation as their beneficiary. The Four-Legged Project will also be a beneficiary.
Officer Down 5K and Community Day.
Saturday, July 16
Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W 21 St North, Wichita, Kansas 67212
Registration is required for the 5K run and walk. Fees range from $20 to 45. People who register by July 4 will get a race-day t-shirt. For more details, click here. You can also see more on the event’s Facebook fan page here.
– Registration and check-in, 7 to 7:45 a.m.
– 5K run and walk, 8 a.m.
– Community day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Community Day will include lunch, live music, activities, and much more.