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Police Appreciation Run/Walk

Thank You, Athletes!

Thank you for joining us for the 3rd Annual Partners for Life Police Appreciation Run/Walk. We hope all of you had a great time and had as much fun as we did.

Results will be posted soon at Cool Running.

Timing and scoring questions: E-mail Chief Scorer Greg McFerren.

Photos will be available soon for review and purchase at PBC Sports Photography.

We always welcome feedback and suggestions. Send your comments to us at FLRoadRaces@aol.com.

If you enjoyed our Police Appreciation Run/Walk, you would probably also enjoy our other races:

October 27, 2013: Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K, Ft. De Soto Park, FL

December 15, 2013: Florida Holiday Halfathon, Madeira Beach, FL

January 19, 2014: Clearwater Running & Fitness Festival, Clearwater, FL

March 16, 2014: Florida Beach Halfathon & 5k, Ft. De Soto Park, FL
Join us for the 3rd Annual Partners for Life Police Appreciation Run on Sunday, May 5.

Dedicated to the fallen officers in St. Petersburg in 2011, we invite athletes and supporters to show appreciation to our officers by participating in the:
  • 6:59 am K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race / Walk
  • 8:30 am Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Race / Walk
  • 9:00 am Officer Dave Crawford 1 Mile Walk
These events were created by Lorraine Yaslowitz in memory of Jeff, Tom, and Dave.

Lorraine and Jeff often ran together and competed at local races. That, combined with Lorraine's desire to memorialize Jeff in a positive way, to thank the Tampa Bay community for their support during this tragedy, and to thank police officers everywhere, motivated Lorraine to create the Partners For Life Police Appreciation Run.

Using the proceeds from the Inaugural Police Appreciation Run two years ago, Lorraine created the Partners For Life Foundation to offer needed support to families who lose loved ones due to senseless acts of violence.

The foundation's first donation of $2,000 was made to the family of Matthew Little, the security guard killed just hours after our Inaugural Police Appreciation Run in 2011.

Since then, the Partners For Life Foundation has offered moral and financial support to eleven other families across the state of Florida. In addition, the Foundation provided a sizable donation to help with construction of the Heroes of St. Petersburg Police Memorial located at Demens Landing, which was dedicated in October.

All proceeds after direct expenses from this race will be presented to the Partners For Life Foundation to further its mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Of all the fundraisers / memorials that have taken place, this is the only one that Lorraine created on her own to remember her husband Jeff and his partners, Tom and Dave.

K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz 10K Race / Walk
$30 postmark/online by March 31, 2013
$35 postmark/online by April 28, 2013
$40 postmark/online after April 28, 2013

Sergeant Tom Baitinger 5K Race / Walk
$30 postmark/online by March 31, 2013
$35 postmark/online by April 28, 2013
$40 postmark/online after April 28, 2013

Yaslowitz/Baitinger 10K & 5K Challenge
$50 postmark/online by March 31, 2013
$60 postmark/online by April 28, 2013
$70 postmark/online after April 28, 2013

Officer Dave Crawford 1 Mile Walk
$25 postmark/online by April 28, 2013
$30 postmark/online after April 28, 2013

Virtual Athletes - donate to the cause - bib # and shirt will be sent to you a week after race
$25 postmark/online by May 2, 2013

View Media Coverage from our Inaugural Year

Lorraine Yaslowitz
announces plans for
Police Appreciation Run
Police Chiefs
talk about
the Police Run
Police Appreciation
commercial for
Bright House
REFUND POLICY
There are no refunds, transfers or credits, as this is a fundraiser with All net proceeds after direct expenses being presented to the Partners For Life Foundation.

EVENT SHIRTS
High-tech, short -sleeve Zorrel shirts are guaranteed to all entrants in the 10K Race and the 5K Race registered by April 28th. Cotton shirts are guaranteed to all entrants in the 1 Mile Walk registered by April 28th. While we will do our best to project total participation and produce shirts accordingly, entrants who register after April 28th are not guaranteed shirts. Shirts for new entrants will be available at packet-pickup on a first-come, first-served basis.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Florida's weather in mid-May should be mild, average low is 71, so please make sure you are properly hydrated with water.

USATF SANCTIONED
All our races are sanctioned and insured through USATF for runners, joggers, and walkers ONLY. Registered walkers with strollers will be allowed to walk each of our courses, starting 2 minutes after each race. Athletes with strollers are NOT allowed to start at the same time as any of the timed races.

HEADPHONES AND IPODS
Headphones of any type are now allowed at USATF sanctioned events, but are discouraged due to safety concerns, not only during the actual race, but as importantly, while athletes are training in an uncontrolled environment. Individual races may impose their own regulations, but we don't, as it would be nearly impossible to enforce.

FITNESS WALKERS
Are welcome in all of our events and encouraged to participate. Walkers in our 10K and 5K Race expecting to finish slower than a 20-minute per mile pace may be asked to walk on the sidewalks so that roads can re-open to traffic.

10K and 5K AWARDS
Custom plaques for M/F overall (three deep), masters (40+) champion and grandmasters (50+) champion

We are also offering a Law Enforcement Officer division for sworn officers. Top 3 male and female LEOs in both the 10K and 5K will be recognized with special awards.

Age group awards offered three deep in standard 5-year increments in each race.



ATHLETES ENJOY
  • Accurately measured, USATF certified course
  • Extremely safe courses with substantial traffic control including cones and police
  • Accurate mile markers; Computerized timing / scoring
  • Aid stations stocked with Gatorade, water, and friendly volunteers
  • Awards for the top three in standard age groups
  • Overall, Masters (40+) and Grandmasters (50+) plaques for the top finishers
  • Regular e-mails, providing updated information
  • Opportunity to pick up bib numbers on race day
  • Commemorative t-shirt memorializing the fallen officers
  • ALL proceeds will benefit local charities
  • Finish-line celebration in beautiful North Straub Park:
      - An assortment of fruits, bagels, and pastries
      - Freshly prepared homemade pasta
      - An assortment of water, soft drinks, and sports drinks
      - Live entertainment

Chris Lauber
Race Director
Florida Gulf Beaches Road Races
727 347-4440 voicemail
SPPoliceRun@aol.com

Online Donations
Click here to donate to the Partners For Life Foundation.


Sponsors of the Police Appreciation Run/Walk

In Honor of:

Officer Jeff Yaslowitz
K-9 Officer Jeff Yaslowitz


Sergeant Tom Baitinger
Sergeant Tom Baitinger


Officer Dave Crawford
Officer Dave Crawford