6th Annual Bridgewater Police 5K and 1M Kids Fun Run
This is the sixth annual Bridgewater Police 5k and 1mi Kids Fun Run to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Enjoy a beautiful run through historic downtown Bridgewater. The course is relatively flat, and fast! This event starts and ends at the Bridgewater Police Station. We are also USATF (USA Track & Field) certified course, #MA15012JK.
The Kids 1mi Fun Run will be a times event and will begin PROMPTLY at 8:30am, followed by the 5k PROMPTLY at 9:00am. Kids participating in the fun run must be accompanied by an adult or guardian for the duration of the event.
Bib pick up will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Cole-Yeaton Senior Center located at 10 Wally Krueger Way from 5:00-8:00pm, we will be offering a pasta dinner. You can sign up when you register for the 5k. Kids under 12 will eat for FREE all others are only $5.00/pp. If you can’t join us for dinner, stop by and say hello as you collect your bib and swag bag
Raffles and awards will follow at approximately 9:45am.
We are pleased to announce that the BPD5k will be supporting Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog for 2019. Their mission is to support Massachusetts Police dogs by helping provide bullet resistant vests (our primary goal), essential equipment, funding for training, and purchase of dogs for police / law enforcement K-9 programs throughout Massachusetts. Their primary goal continues to be to insure every Massachusetts K-9 has a bullet resistant vest. While law enforcement agencies provide bullet-resistant vests for their human officers, they are unable to fund vests for K-9 officers. As K-9s are trained to give up their lives to protect their partners and all of us, we believe it is every bit as important to protect them.
Our course will remain the same as 2017. One advantage is that this course will now be certified by the USATF. (We are working on this but it will be completed in advance of race day!) Please visit our Facebook page for a map. https://www.facebook.com/BridgewaterPolice5K
Awards will be given in a number of age brackets for m/f as well as the top 3 for law enforcement. Those brackets are <14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.
We will be timing the kids 1mi race and giving awards to the top 3 finishers for this event. It is vital that children be registered online in advance so that we can have the correct number of bibs with timing chips. Please note that the kids 1mi fun run is still offered at no cost, we simply ask that you bring a nonperishable food donation for the local food pantry.
All participants that register by July 20, 2019 will receive a t-shirt. After that date, we will do our best to accommodate with sizing and availability. There will be additional shirts available to purchase at $15.00 each. Cash or check only. Will not be able to accept credit cards at the event.
All runners that cross the finish line will receive a finishers medal. All kids participating in the 1mi Kids Fun Run will receive a ribbon as they cross the finish line.
There will be a number of prizes to raffle off after the race while the winners are being calculated. Tickets will be 2/$5 or 5/$10. Tickets will be sold at bib pick-up on Friday September 27, 2019 and again the morning of the event Saturday September 28, 2019. Once the kids race has started tickets will no longer be sold. Cash or check only please. Check out our Facebook page for updates on prizes that will be available. https://www.facebook.com/BridgewaterPolice5K
Parking on race day will be available at the Bridgewater Middle School located at 166 Mt. Prospect St. and at the Bridgewater-Raynham High School at 415 Center St. There will be NO PARKING at the Bridgewater Police Station.
Post Race Events
Please plan to stay in Bridgewater after the race and enjoy the Bridgewater Business Association’s Autumn-Fest held on the BSU Quad starting at 10:00am