David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation 5K Run

Thursday June 3, 2021 Directions
$5 off for GLIRC Members! 50% off for high school and younger!

David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation 5K Run

$35 06/03 7:00PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT Price increases after June 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
$5 off for GLIRC Members!

David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation 5K Wheelchair Event

$35 06/03 7:00PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT Price increases after June 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
$5 off for GLIRC Members!

David Lerner Associates Police Appreciation Virtual 5K Run

$35 Registration ends June 10, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
We planned a perfect live event for you!

Pictured here as they announce plans for the 30th annual David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run are (L to R) Nassau County Deputy Parks Commissioner Andrew Goldstein, Suffolk Police Sgt. John Oakley, Nassau County Parks Commissioner Eileen Krieb, David Lerner Associates Senior Vice President and retired NYPD Detective Alex Barnych, David Lerner Associates Vice President of Facilities Randé Hirsch, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, David Lerner Associates President Martin Walcoe, GLIRC President Mike Polansky, GLIRC Executive Director Sue Fitzpatrick, Nassau Police Running Club President Alan Hirsch & Suffolk Police Running Club President Joshua Parsons


As of now, we are limited to 300 participants - sign up early so you don't miss out!


This year, join us in honoring our Long Island Police forces by running a 3.1 mile race. The event benefits the Police Crisis Fund, which aids officers and their families in times of personal financial emergencies.

David Lerner Associates and the Greater Long Island Running Club are proud to be able to pay well deserved tribute to Long Island’s Finest through the David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run. In this, we continue to celebrate the ongoing efforts of the outstanding men and women who serve on the police forces here on Long Island. The Police Crisis Fund that has been established to aid law enforcement officers and their families in times of personal financial emergencies is financed solely through the proceeds of this Run. Now more than ever, we call on Long Island runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes to join with us in showing our support and our empathy for Long Island’s Finest through the David Lerner Associates Long Island Police Appreciation Run. We will NEVER forget! 

The first $1000 of the proceeds of the Run will be donated to the Nassau Police Running Club and its Scholarship fund.  


Eisenhower Park - 1899 Park Blvd, East Meadow, NY

We have a different course setup this year! This is the traditional LIRR 5K course. Click on the PDF below to view the map.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


 Surprise high-quality race-themed giveaway to all who register for the live and virtual events!


• Top Male OA
• Susan Lipsig Memorial Award to Top Female OA
• Top 3 males and 3 females in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+
• Wheelchair

Law Enforcement Division Awards

• Top Three Male Finishers
• Top Three Female Finishers
• Top Three Male Masters Finishers

•Top Three Female Masters Finishers

No duplication of awards, BUT Law Enforcement entrants who do not win a Law Enforcement Division Award will be eligible for age group awards! 



Due to current COVID-19 protocols, Live Race is limited to 300 participants.

Note: if you wish to run with your family members, you should coordinate to register at the same time! Bibs are assigned upon registration, and if a wave start is what is necessary at the time of the race due to COVID-19 protocols, corrals will be assigned based upon bib number! 

LIVE RACE:       

High-school age and younger runners get a 50% discount during early registration!

Early Registration - Tuesday April 20 @ noon -  Tuesday June 1, 11:59 PM EST

Individual Entry for in-person event -  $35, $30 for GLIRC Members

Late Registration - Wednesday, June 2 @ 12:00 AM - Thursday June 3 @ 5:00 PM  

Individual Entry for in-person event-  $40, $35 for GLIRC Members. (PLEASE NOTE PRICE INCREASE FOR LATE REGISTRATION!)


Entry fee for virtual race is $35, $30 for GLIRC Members. There are no awards for the virtual events. Registration will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, June 10. Results can be posted from 12:00 AM June 3 through 11:59 PM June 10.

Bib Pickup

Please note: there is only one day of pre-race pickup! We STRONGLY encourage you to pick up your bib ahead of time if you are at all able to do so! 

Bib pickup will be available:

Wednesday, June 2 from 12 PM to 6:00 PM at the GLIRC Clubhouse located at 101 Dupont St. #24 Plainview, NY 11803

Thursday, June 3 from 5:15 PM  - 6:45 PM at race check-in.

If you signed up at late registration, your name will not be on the pickup list. It would be helpful if you knew your bib number when you arrived at bib pick-up.

You can pick up a bib for someone else (not on race day - you must pick up your own bib). If possible please bring their bib number to facilitate pickup.

Check In

Eisenhower Park-Field House (Between Parking field #1 and Parking Field #2) 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm on day of race. You must wear a mask at all times when you are not running the race.

If you have not picked up your bib ahead of time (it is STRONGLY encouraged that you do so, however, to make race day go more smoothly!), you may do so at check-in. 

All participants will be required to bring with them the completed COVID Health Screening form attached in the section below. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE FORM. After you hand in the form you will be given a bracelet which you will need to show in order to participate. 

** PLEASE print and fill out your COVID health form ahead of time and bring it with you so that we keep the area clear of clusters and safe for everyone. 



Please print out and complete this form ahead of time, and bring it with you when you check in at the race. If you do not have this form, you WILL NOT be able to participate. 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


If you are registered for the live race but would like to transfer to the virtual race, this option is available through 11:59pm on June 2.. If you cannot run the live event for ANY reason, switch to the virtual event so that your race giveaway will be automatically mailed to you once the virtual race period has ended on June 10. 

To do this please see the instructions here.


Virtual Race Participant Instructions


You may run your race anywhere you choose at your own convenience and post your results anytime between June 3 and June 10, 2021. Complete your run, and upload your results and photos on the race website HERE.  (You can also go to your RunSignUp profile, go to your Upcoming races, and click on Submit Virtual Results. ) **Don't forget to print out your finisher's certificate after you submit your time by going back to the results! **  

After registering for the race, click the circle icon in the top right corner of RunSignUp.com
Click "profile." Scroll down to "Upcoming Races" Select View the Pre-Race bib. Print it out and wear as you run your race! Take a photo and share on social media!


Please adhere to all local laws and guidelines that apply in your area regarding safety with COVID-19.If you are running in public, please adhere to all traffic safety laws in your area. 


Enjoy your race, and be sure to tag us in your results!  We would all love to see where you ran, and those smiling finisher photos!  We are @runglirc on Instagram, and use hashtag #POLICERUN2021 and, you may find our Facebook public page HERE. If you are a current GLIRC member, be sure to join our members-only Facebook group to talk about the race and share ideas and photos with other members. You can also email us your photos!!  Email to info@glirc.org - we can't wait to see them! 

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Timing & Scoring

Timing and scoring will be managed by elitefeats.

Race Contact Info

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Eisenhower Park - 1899 Park Blvd, East Meadow, NY


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