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 10th 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.
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. Our race course is actually laid out in the shape of a dog, making it the perfect tribute to our K-9 hero, Ike.
Com for the Run - Stay for the Fun!
Palm Springs Lions Club will be on hand to serve their world famous pancake breakfast to all registered participants. The Palm Springs Police Department will present 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 our life size IKE mascot, ROCKY from P.S. Power Baseball, The General and the CHP's Chipper!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 as well as finish line and posed photo downloads - FREE- to all participants!
Parking is available nearby at the county building, city hall and street parking. Handicapped parking will be available at the race site.
If you have any more questions, please contact Molly Thorpe at (760) 413-6508 or at email@example.com.
If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor, please contact Molly Thorpe at (760) 413-6508 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. All sponsors' logos will appear on the event shirt. Sponsors may also display their business banner at the event and have an event display.
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!
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 Ike plush 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 $10.00 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! Dash takes place right after the 5K.
5K race registration is $40 now until March 26th. 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 $55.