National Night Out’s 5K Race is in its fourth year.
“Running with the Law, a 5K race, is a great complement to National Night Out. The race enhances our efforts to promote cooperative police and community crime prevention.” Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety stated today.
The race will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 7:30 AM at the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center. Early registration is $20.00 and can be done online at
or in person at the Commons Recreation Center. Early registration ended at noon on July 28th, but those interested in participating can still join the race.
“We added a recreational activity to National Night Out four years ago and it has been a great success.” said Sergeant Phillip Williams, Traffic Supervisor and one of the organizers of the race. “We are looking forward to seeing everyone come out for this fun race.”
Sergeant Williams asks that motorists in the area proceed with caution. “If you are driving in the area, you may experience minor traffic delays along Commons Drive. We invite residents along the route to come out and cheer on those Running with the Law.”
Race day registration is $30 at the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM. Check in on race day is from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM. For additional information, contact 910-938-5312. Runners are encouraged to dress up in a “bad guy” or “superhero” outfit and “Run with the Law.” Law enforcement officers from a variety of agencies are expected to participate.
All proceeds from the race will benefit the NC Special Olympics, a charity that has had a long-time relationship with Jacksonville Police and law enforcement, through the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Cop on Top, Tip a Cop and other fund raising activities.
National Night Out 2016 will take place on Tuesday, August 2th at the Riverwalk Park, downtown Jacksonville from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM with free entertainment, bike raffles, vendors, displays, fireworks and more.
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