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Time: August 5, 2017 at 8:55am
Location: Hartland High School, 10635 Dunham Rd., Hartland Township, MI 48353
Course: Scenic 5k through downtown "small town" Hartland, Michigan.
Part of the course will include the Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Highway, a stretch of Old US 23, renamed in his honor.
Parking: Hartland High School, 10635 Dunham Rd., Hartland Township, MI 48353
Registration fee: $35 pre-registration with shirt, $25 without. Same day registration $45/35
Race day Registration and Packet Pick Up: Starts at 7:30 AM. Race starts at 8:55 AM. Award ceremony starts at 10:30 AM
Awards: Overall award to overall Male and Female winner plus top 3 male and female finishers in each age group...
13 and under, 14-19, 20-29 ,30-39 ,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Additional race information can be found at http://payitforward55.com.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
My best friend and husband of 14 years, devoted father of our four children, Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke of the West Bloomfield Police Department, was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 9, 2012, while attempting to assist a suicidal subject with four fellow officers.
His badge number was 55. Since he was taken from us, his badge number has become very special to our family. 55 also means, "I'm ok!" in police 10-code. This is a 5k timed event. Because of our love for his badge number, we will have a victory lap for Patrick and our finish line will be at the 5.5k mark.
Patrick loved spending time with our family, both immediate and extended. He was very devoted to our church and our community in the Fenton/Hartland area. He and I are both graduates of Hartland High school and St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Fenton is our home parish.
Through this family friendly event, we'd like to celebrate our First Responders, who like our Patrick, run into dangerous situations without hesitation to keep the members of our communities safe. We want to thank them while we run and walk with them through this beautiful community in which we live. We'd also like to give back to our hometown communities that have taken such great care of our family since our hero was taken from us.
Any profits made from this event will be split between the following community outreach groups:
Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors (MICOPS)
The Hurley Foundation, to benefit Hurley Medical Center NICU (Neonatal ICU) and the IT department
The St. John the Evangelist Fenton Outreach Program
The Fenton High School Athletic Department