Run For Ike 5K
March 30, 2019 · Palm Springs, CA
Distance: 5K, Kids Run
RUN FOR IKE 5K – SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019 About this event The 9th Annual RUN FOR IKE 5K is held in the memory of Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Officer Ike who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. This event is held annually with all proceeds supporting the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Fund. The Course This is a fast and flat out and back course in beautiful Palm Springs. It is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly, beginning and ending at the Palm Springs Police Department. Our race course is actually laid out in the shape of a dog, making it the perfect tribute to our K-9 hero, Ike. Goodies Galore! Your entry fee gets you registered into the event, an event tech t-shirt, a special commemorative IKE finisher medal, a Lions Club pancake breakfast and souvenir photo downloads! And all who register receive an adorable plush Ike Jr. doggie of their very own! Following the race, we will have lots of activities lasting throughout the day, including a Palm Springs Police Department Expo and K-9 demonstrations! T-shirts Quality tech t-shirts will be given to all paid 5K event entrants. Packet Pick-Up Early packet pick-up will be held at RUNNING WILD 611 S. Palm Canyon on Friday, March 29th from 11AM-5PM. You will receive your bib, t-shirt, goodie bag and Ike plush (for those eligible) at that time. Late registration at packet pick-up and on race day is $45. Late packet pick-up will be held race morning beginning at 6:30 at the race site: Palm Springs Police Department 200 S. Civic, Palm Springs. Awards ALL race finishers will receive a commemorative IKE finisher medal. Division awards will be given 3-deep in 5 year age groups. Over-all men and women, challenged athletes, strollers and doggie division 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies will be given. Fastest team trophies and fastest police officer trophy will also be awarded! Post Race Happenings Come for the run and stay for the fun–in addition to a delicious pancake breakfast presented by our local Palm Springs Lions Club, we will have a safety fair with many great events and displays…We will have K-9 DEMONSTRATIONS, SWAT TEAM AND VEHICLES, FREE CHILDREN FINGERPRINTING, A PET ADOPTION, MANY LOCAL SAFETY TEAMS and MORE!!! Also, meet our life size IKE mascot, ROCKY from P.S. Power Baseball, The General and the CHP’s Chipper! The Palm Springs Police Department will open its doors for an OPEN HOUSE and tours. Lots of fun for the entire family is in store at this always popular event! We will also have some extra surprises, too! Timing Racewire will chip time this event providing accurate timing and instant results!