Hot Pursuit 5k and 1 Mile Catch-a-Cop

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Hot Pursuit 5k and 1 Mile Catch-a-Cop

April 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

We are excited to announce the First Annual Hot Pursuit 5K run/walk and 1 mile Catch-A-Cop. It will be held, Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at the Doodle Park in Pickens. The race will be ran on a Certified Course.
The 1 mile Catch-A-Cop will be open to kids ages 8th grade and under. These participants will attempt to “catch a cop” and collect flags on a course that goes from the Doodle Park to Bruce Field. After the conclusion of their race, they will get into police cars and ride back to the Doodle park in a procession of police cars.
ALL PROCEEDS from this race will go towards purchasing a wheelchair accessible swing to be placed at the Doodle Park.
Youth Leadership Academy is charter middle school in Pickens, SC serving 288 students in grades 6-8. Each year, the students at YLA participate in a service project that will benefit the local community. In the past, students participated in a Burpeethon to raise funds for special needs children in the area. This year, the focus is on providing wheelchair accessible swings to the playground at the Doodle Park to benefit a wider range of people throughout the whole community.
The race will begin at 9:00am. Awards will be presented around 10:00am after the last participant has finished.
Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall for M/F under 50 years, and 1st/2nd/3rd M/F overall for ages 50+. Age level awards will be given in 10 year age intervals as well.
Registration costs include race entry w/ timing, race t-shirt, and finishing medal.