The 13th Annual Fallen Officer Memorial 5K & Family Festival, hosted by the Erik Hite Foundation, is a community-driven gathering aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice of those who have served in law enforcement. This event offers a diverse range of activities suitable for all ages, including an official 5K for competitive participants and a 2-mile fun walk for those looking for a more leisurely pace.

If attendees don't plan on walking or running, this is also a free event where they can enjoy various attractions such as vendors, kids' crafts, face painting, jumping castles, and a display of vehicles from first responder departments and local businesses. Importantly, all funds raised during this event contribute to the childcare center expansion capital campaign, making it a meaningful and impactful occasion.

Event Details

For more questions on the event visit our FAQ page or contact: sydneym@erikhitefoundation.org for more information!

When

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Event Schedule

  • Registration opens at 6 AM
  • Opening Ceremonies begin at 7:30 AM
  • 5K begins at 8:00 AM

           ( 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 5K awards for Men and Women)

  • 2 Mile Walk will begin after 5K participants have started
  • Kids Fun Run will begin after 5K and 2 Mile Walk participants return 
  • Touch A Truck will be available throughout the event

Where

Reid Park - Ramada 20 & 22

(NW Corner of park on Country Club and Camino Campestre)

Packet Pickup

May 9th- Pick up at Fleet Feet Tanque Verde

1pm-6pm

 

May 10th- Pick up at Fleet Feet Oracle

1pm-6pm

List of Arizona Fallen Officers:

Race Participants can choose to run/walk for a Fallen Officer which include:

Tucson Police Department 

Tucson PD PO William Elliot, EOW 7/2/1892

Tucson PD PO William Katzenstein, EOW 7/26/1902

Tucson PD PO Robert Cummins, EOW 9/07/1936

Tucson PD PO Barry Headricks, EOW 10/28/1974

Tucson PD PO James Smith, EOW 10/28/1980
Tucson PD PO Jeffrey Ross, EOW 2/18/1982

Tucson PD PO Patrick Hardesty, EOW 5/26/2003

Tucson PD PO Erik Hite, EOW 6/2/2008

Tucson PD PO Adam Buckner, EOW 03/31/24

 

Pima County Sheriff's Department

Deputy Andre W. Holbrook, EOW 5/04/1883
Deputy Joe W. Meeks, EOW 1/21/1913
County Ranger James A. Mercer, EOW 12/11/1914

Deputy Clifford Nelson, EOW 10/23/1928

Deputy John D. Anderson, EOW 8/09/1948

Deputy Rupert M. Hopkins, EOW 12/18/1950
Deputy Jack R. Brierly, EOW 11/16/1953
Deputy Ernest Calvillo, EOW 7/21/1983

Deputy Randall W. Graves, EOW 1/23/1986

Corrections Officer Shannon D. Russell, EOW 12/05/2002
Deputy Timothy D. Graham, EOW 8/10/2005
Pilot Loren E. Leonberger, EOW 1/31/11

 

Border Patrol

Border Patrol Agent Freddy Ortiz, US Border Patrol, EOW 11/14/ 2023

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Team Information!

If you are forming a team, please make sure the Team Captain is registered first! 

Register by April 21st to recieve a 2024 shirt.  Shirts are not guaranteed to those that register after April 21st.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

$7,961.00

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$45,000.00

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Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

Arizona Complete Health

Fallen Heroes Memorial Sponsor

Route Sponsors

Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union

Pyramid Federal Credit Union

Business Card Sponsor

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