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Back again in 2012, with new obstacles and a switch in direction from last year… our good buddy Taylor Wrenn and the CMPD Academy invite you out to the Police Academy for the Jump ‘n Run 5k! Last year was a lot of fun and this year promises to be even bigger and better. Info is below.

This year's course.

What is the Jump and Run 5K?
You’re invited to put yourself to the test. See what you’re made of. It’s not just free coffee and doughnuts. So I challenge you. Spend a little time in the shoes of Charlotte’s Finest. You think you have what it takes, huh? Well, now you have the chance to prove yourself. Join us at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and Fire Training Academy for the Ultimate Team Competition. Just as each one of Charlotte’s Finest knows, no one works alone and the team is only as strong as its weakest link. Teams will consist of four members and the event is open to anyone with the guts to take on the challenge. Charlotte’s Finest face unknown challenges every day and so will you. The course objectives will not be announced ahead of time. All team members must complete each objective in order to successfully finish this event. The terrain consists of paved roads and cross-country woodlands. The distance is 3.1 miles. So I ask again…think you’ve got what it takes?

Why We Run
This Team Event supports the Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization set up to honor those officers who were killed in the line of duty.

The Charlotte’s Finest Legacy Foundation was established to organize and raise money for a scholarship to help those high school seniors who are wishing to pursue a career in Law Enforcement.

Q: Where is the race located?A: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and Fire Training Academy, 1700 Shopton Road, Charlotte, NC

Q: What time does the race start?
0800 hrs (military time) or 8:00 am

Q: What is the course like?
The course will be both paved asphalt and trail with some inclines and declines. You will have to navigate five “events” during the course.

Q: Is the course certified?
A: No, but measured with GPS.

Q: Is there a shorter “Fun Run”?
A: No.

Q: Can I walk this 5K, or do I have to run?
This will be a team event, use whatever pace is necessary to finish.

Q: Is there a cut-off time?
A: No.

Q: Is there a race cap – a limit on the number of teams?
A: No.

Q: Can I get a refund if I enter and then can’t run?
A: Sorry, but no.

Q: Can I register the morning of the race?
A: Yes, but we encourage pre-race registration.

Q: Where do I pick up my race packet? Can I pick it up ahead of time?
A: At the Charlotte Police and Fire Academy at 1770 Shopton Road. Saturday June 2nd (Race Day) from 0630-0745 hours (6:30-7:45 am)

Q: Will the event be chip timed?
A: No, but the event is timed and will have posted results.

Q: Will there be finisher’s medals?
A: There will be finisher’s custom made awards. See photos from 2011 – but you     have to race to find out what 2012 will bring!

Q: How many aid stations will there be on the race course? Where will they be located?
A: Water stations at Mile 1, Mile 2, and the Finish Line.

Q: Will there be food after the race?
A: Yes – but sorry, no doughnuts.

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: We run!

Q: What happens if there is lightning?
A: Race day decision, but safety of our citizens is always our main concern.

Find out more and register here.


**Logo Illustration and Design by UCF’s own Brandon Reese and Carter Lewis.


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