A community and family event to benefit the families of fallen officers is returning this year to Gig Harbor.
A group of dedicated local Gig Harbor businesses are joining together to hold the third annual New Year’s Resolution Run for the Heroes on Saturday, Jan. 14.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Behind the Badge Foundation to support the families of fallen police officers in Washington State.
According to the foundation, nationally, there have been more than 158 line-of-duty officer deaths, up 11 percent in 2011. Washington State averages 2-3 line-of-duty officer deaths per year, and since 2000, there have been 31 line-of-duty officer deaths.
The goal this year is to attract runners and non-runners and raise more than $10,000.
The event will feature both a 5k Walk/Run and 10k Run through downtown Gig Harbor to Crescent Valley Drive and back. Check-in is at at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.
You can register until the day of the race for $35. There will also be information booths from 8 a.m. to noon, raffle prizes and more at Skansie Brothers Park.
Fill out the Run for the Heroes Registration Card or register online at www.active.com.
The race will be covered live by Spencer Abersold on . Donations can be made by non-runners in person on race day or by going to www.behindthebadgefoundation.org
Century Insurance Services, LLC, Capital Insurance Group, BNI, Puget Sound Business Partners, ResCom General Construction, Gig Harbor Automotive, Harbor Graphics, CheriCalvert.com, Cascade Pacific Home Loans, Nations Financial Group, Harbor Design Services, Harbor Home Massage, Linda Shiraiwa CPA, Kohler Heating & Air Conditioning, Devcon Security, New York Life, and Keller Williams Realty have teamed up to hold this important community event.