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Officer Down Tribute Run and Walk

Sat May 21, 2022 South Elgin, IL 60120 US Directions



8:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT


10 N Water Street
South Elgin, IL US 60120


Presented by True Patriots Care, the Officer Down Tribute Run/Walk is a 5K starting and ending at Panton Mill Park at 10 N. Water Street in South Elgin.  The out and back course is along the picturesque running path adjacent the Fox River.  

The event honors the 1154 Illinois police officers including 16 K-9s  who made the ultimate sacrifice for the residents of Illinois.

We are excited to be a part of this four day remembrance of our fallen officers. held from May 19th to May 22nd.  The other events include a Flags of Honor field with 1154 flags placed at Panton Mill Park representing every lost officer, a Candlelight Vigil, a Police Pipe Band and a Ride to Remember Motorcycle Run. 

The 5K will benefit the Illinois Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and the 100 Club of Illinois.

This Friday, May 20th, we will have an early packet pickup from 3pm to 7pm at Panton Mill Park in South Elgin on N. Water Street.   We will be in the concession stand area across from the soundstage and pavilion.   

If you can’t make it to early packet pickup, you can also get your t-shirt and bib on Saturday morning between 6:45 am and 7:45 am.  The race starts promptly at 8am, rain or shine.  Thank you for supporting our event.

The event will be led by Zechariah of Running 4 Heroes.  Zechariah has become known nationally for his mission to raise awareness and funds for those fallen in the line of duty.  Zechariah Cartledge was born with the gift of running.  He was raised with an appreciation for first responders and all they do for the community.  As he grew older, Zechariah decided to help the families of our fallen first responders.



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