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The Phoenix Police Foundation is calling on the community to show their support for the city’s bravest who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty. The 2024 Phoenix Police Foundation Honor Run/Walk is set to commemorate the lives and sacrifices of Phoenix Police Officers lost while serving the community. This unique event offers both in-person and virtual options for participants, providing a meaningful way to honor these heroes.

Scheduled for March 17, the in-person event will be a gathering of community members, law enforcement personnel, and supporters running or walking together in solidarity. For those unable to attend or who prefer a flexible option, the virtual run/walk allows participants to complete a 5K Run/Walk or 1.5 Mile Walk anytime from March 17 through March 23, at any location.

In a poignant tribute, participants are encouraged to visit Memorial Markers of fallen officers in their route. These markers, located near the sites of the incidents, serve as a reminder of the sacrifices made. Participants can honor these officers by taking photos at the markers and sharing them on the event’s website, where a map of the memorial locations is provided.

The registration fee is $45 plus tax, which includes an Honor Run shirt mailed to registrants. Registration for the event closes in early March, encouraging early sign-ups, but individuals are reminded that visiting a Memorial Marker to pay respects can be done at any time, fostering a year-round spirit of remembrance and honor to help spread awareness of the risks law enforcement officers face daily.

The Phoenix Police Foundation’s annual Honor Run/Walk is a statement of support and gratitude for those who have laid down their lives in the service of safety and protection. “Our annual Honor Run/Walk allows each of us the opportunity to show that, although we may not have known an officer personally, we believe in what he or she did, and to share that with our family, friends, and community,” says a spokesperson for the foundation.

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