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Join us for the 13th annual National Police Week 5K

Police Week 5k

May 11, 2019

Join more than 2,000 runners and walkers in Washington D.C. at the National Police Week 5K, hosted by the Officer Down Memorial Page, to kick off Police Week as we run to remember the 23,000+ fallen officers who have given their lives in the line of duty in U.S. history.

Proceeds benefit the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), two organizations that honor fallen officers and provide support to their survivors. Come out and join us for this inspirational event!

Run with us

If you aren’t going to be in Washington DC for Police Week this year, join our Virtual NPW5K team and support this event from anywhere in the world!

NPW5K 2019 Registration

This year’s registration process will be different than in years past, so please pay attention to all your options at registration.

Help Support ODMP and COPS

After you register for the 2019 NPW5K, make sure you create your personal fundraising page and ask family and friends to support you as you run to remember fallen heroes.

About ODMP

The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement heroes. As the largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP preserves the memories of 23,000+ fallen officers in its online memorial and reflection pages.

ODMP also honors fallen K9 officers, provides free resources to law enforcement agencies, and works to keep cop killers behind bars through its No Parole program. The ODMP database tracks LODD statistics in the US back to 1791, enabling the law enforcment community to analyze trends and patterns in an effort to improve officer safety.


The NPW5K course has been officially certified by USA Track & Field (USATF).

Getting There

This year’s starting line will be at 450 F St NW Washington, DC 20001, right by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. There will be no on-site parking for the event. We recommend using Metro.

Via Metro:

  1. Use the Red Line and exit the Metro at the Judiciary Square stop
  2. Exit the Metro station toward F Street
  3. Proceed to the intersection of F Street & 4th Street

Via automobile:

Public Parking Garages (approximately three blocks west of 5K staging area) are located on 6th Street, NW, between G Street, NW and H Street, NW – these parking lots are NOT FREE.

Race Day Schedule

Onsite registration begins at 7:00am, any packets not picked up by 8:45am will be forfeited. The race begins at 9:00am sharp. All participants must clear the race course by 10:00am. Our awards presentation is planned for 10:30am

Team Competition

Run with family and friends and make this event even more meaningful!

During the registration process, you can create a team or join an existing team. Team finish times are tracked and prizes are available.

Here are the rules:

  • Only one team manager should be listed per team.
  • An individual can only be listed on one team.
  • Teams must have a minimum of three athletes.
  • The lowest average time will determine the team placings.
  • Teams finishing with fewer than three registered athletes will not be scored.

Packet Pickup

We highly recommend you pick up your race bib and packet the day before the 5K, Friday, May 10th at Pacers in Clarendon, VA in order to avoid long lines on the morning of the race. You must have an ID for each packet you want to pick up. More information about Packet Pickup can be found here.


Can’t run on race day but still want to be involved? Register as a volunteer and pay tribute to fallen heroes by helping make this event a success – the NPW5K runs on volunteers! Please click here to register as a volunteer

Sponsor the NPW5K

Sponsorship of the National Police Week 5K is an ideal way to demonstrate your support for the law enforcement community and to promote your organization to a wide audience of like-minded supporters.

Become more than just a participant. Be a part of the event!

Get the NPW5K Gear

NPW5K participants will receive an official race shirt at packet pick-up. Virtual Team members who register by April 15th will receive their event shirt in the mail before race day.

Additional NPW5K SWAG will be available for purchase at packet pick-up and on race day! Designs will be announced soon.


Are strollers permitted?

Yes, strollers are welcome. We do ask that if you plan on pushing a stroller you start towards the rear of the crowd at the starting line to avoid being in the way of faster runners.

Can I walk?

Absolutely! The National Police Week 5K is open to both runners and walkers.

Can children participate?

Yes. We encourage you to bring your children. Children who can complete the course on their own must register. You do not need to register children in strollers. There will be special medals for all children who participate.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome provided you follow all District of Columbia laws pertaining to animals (ie, leash laws and waste disposal). If you would like your dog to have a memorial bib, you must pay the regular registration fee.

Is there a shorter course?

There is not an “official” shorter course. However, if you do not believe you will be able to finish the entire 5K in less than 45 minutes you may may inquire about alternate shorter courses. You can view the course map here.

Is there a time limit?

Due to street closure time limits, we ask that if you can’t complete the course in 45 minutes or less that you use the “unofficial” shorter course (refer to the previous question).

Is there a bag check?

Yes, there is a bag check adjacent to the race day packet pickup tables. The National Police Week 5K cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items from the bag check.

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