200 S. CIVIC
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Event Description

An annual community event, RUN FOR IKE is a great race for people of all ages!  Remember a K-9 hero and run a fast and flat course that is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly.  Support the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Team and enjoy an entire morning of fun!  

Event details and schedule


About this event

The 9th Annual RUN FOR IKE 5K is held in the memory of Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Officer Ike who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. This event is held annually with all proceeds supporting the Palm Springs Police Department K-9 Fund.

The Course

This is a fast and flat out and back course in beautiful Palm Springs. It is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly, beginning and ending at the Palm Springs Police Department.

Goodies Galore!

Your $40 entry fee gets you registered into the event, an event tech t-shirt, a special commemorative IKE dog tag , a pancake breakfast and souvenir photo downloads! And the first 100 that register receive an adorable 16" plush Ike Jr. doggie of their very own! Following the race, we will have lots of activities lasting throughout the day!


Quality tech t-shirts will be given to all paid 5K event entrants.

Packet Pick-Up

Early packet pick-up will be held at RUNNING WILD 180 N.. Palm Canyon on Friday, March 31st from 11AM-5PM. You will receive your bib, t-shirt, goodie bag and Ike plush (for those eligible) at that time. Late registration at packet pick-up and on race day is $45 

Late packet pick-up will be held race morning beginning at 6:30 at the race site: Palm Springs Police Department 200 S. Civic, Palm Springs.


ALL race finishers will receive a commemorative IKE dog tag. Division awards will be given 3-deep in 5 year age groups. Over-all men and women 1st, 2nd and 3rd trophies will be given. A special IKE TEAM TROPHY will be awarded to the police department team with the greatest number of finishers. GO BIG TEAM TROPHY will be given to the biggest non-police group entered.

Post Race Happenings

Come for the run and stay for the fun--in addition to a delicious pancake breakfast presented by our local Palm Springs Lions Club, we will have a safety fair with many great events and displays...We will have K-9 DEMONSTRATIONS, SWAT TEAM AND VEHICLES, FREE CHILDREN FINGERPRINTING, A PET ADOPTION, MANY LOCAL SAFETY TEAMS and MORE!!! Also, meet ROCKY from P.S. Power Baseball and the CHP's Chipper! The Palm Springs Police Department will open its doors for an OPEN HOUSE and tours. Lots of fun for the entire family is in store at this always popular event! We will also have some extra surprises, too!


Racewire will chip time this event providing accurate timing and instant results!


Parking is available nearby at the county building, city hall and street parking. Handicapped parking will be available at the race site.

More questions???

If you have any more questions, please contact Molly Thorpe at (760) 413-6508 or at

Sponsorships Available

If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor, please contact Molly Thorpe at (760) 413-6508 or at All sponsors' logos will appear on the event shirt. Sponsors may also display their business banner at the event and have an event display.

Souvenir Photo

Every registered racer will receive an event photo download! There will also be posed photos taken with an actual K-9 vehicle! These, too, will be available to all racers as a FREE photo download!

Virtual Racer

Going to be out of town on race day or do you live in another state or country? Well, don't let a little detail like that stop you! Become a virtual racer. We will mail you your race bib, event t-shirt, finisher dog tag and 16" Ike plush (to the first 200 to register) and you can head out and run/walk 5K at your convenience. Submit your results (you are on the honor system) and you may be eligible for an age group award, too! Take a photo and we will post it on our website!

Ike Jr. Dash (Kids 10 and Under)

Kids 10 and under may participate in the Jr. Ike Dash. Entry fee is $5.00 and may be paid on race day or in advance. Participants receive a very cool Ike Jr. t-shirt, an Ike Jr. Police Badge, a cool hat and some special finish line surprises!

Registration Fee

5K race registration is $40 now until November 12th. Registration at packet pick-up and race morning is $45. IKE JR. DASH for children 10 and under is $10. 
Virtual Racers may sign up for $50.

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