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Lets Back the Blue 5K & Little Cop One Miler

Sat May 21 - Sat May 28 St. Marys, OH 45885 US


Lets Back the Blue 5K

05/21 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Little Cop 1 Miler

05/21 8:30AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT



Let’s Back the Blue! Be part of something POSITIVE that will help make the job of those who put their lives on the line for us a little safer and more positive.

Participants will receive the official event medal and commemorative T-shirt! For the kids, the 1 Mile Little Cop Runners receive their very own police badge at the finish making them an honorary cop for the weekend.
For the kids, the 1 Mile Little Cop Runners receive their very own police badge at the finish:
Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies will gather the kids before the
race and “Swear Them In” as honorary cops for the weekend and
upholding the standards of good law enforcement.. 
There is one Packet Pick-Up:  Mill Park - Shelter House 120 E. High St. St Marys OH 
Race Morning:  7:00am - 8:30am
Run/walk the race in style! 5K participant will receive the official medal and commemorative T-shirt.

2021  Race proceeds that benefited  Auglaize Co. law enforcement agency included:
* Scholarships to area police academies 
* Body Cameras, thermal imaging cameras
* Speed Alert Signs, radar units
* Training, Dispatcher Bluetooth headsets
* ...And Much, Much More!! 



Official Participant Shirt

Run/walk the race in style! Every 5K participant will receive a cool shirt 


Mill Park 120 East High Street
St. Marys, OH US 45885


April 4, 2022-  Currently the Let's Back The Blue 5K is planned as a live event however that does not completely eliminate the possibility that the event may be switched to a Virtual event due to government and health guidelines.  This is a charitable fundraiser and if it is switched to a virtual event there will be no refunds.   As a virtual event runners and walkers are encouraged to do their own run/walk consistent with CDC guidelines and the State of Ohio's health advisory states "Outdoor exercise like running or taking a walk is perfectly acceptable...While exercising outside, you should still practice social distancing by running or walking at least six feet away from other people."   If you have a treadmill in your home you can complete your run in the comfort of your own house.

We are no putting any timetable on when you should do your virtual run.  Please be cautious and wait until you feel totally safe exercising.  

Let’s Back the Blue!  Be part of something POSITIVE that will help make the job of those who put their lives the line for us day in and day out a little safer and more positive.  National Police week is May 15-21, 2022.  Let’s come together to respect, support, and appreciate our men and women in law enforcement. The Let’s Back the Blue 5K and Little Cop 1-Miler is a great way to start! 

Run/walk the race in style!  Every 5K participant will receive a medal and a shirt that you can wear after your run. Great keepsakes!  

For the kids, the 1 Mile Little Cop Runners receive their very own police badge

How a Virtual Run Works:

You will come to our Packet Pickup to obtain your 5K, 1 Mile run/walk supplies (bibs, pins and Kids/Dog’s badges) and your cool light-up race medal.  
Complete  your run/walk anytime after the pick up dates, as convenient for you.  This can be outside, or on a treadmill
Finally, post a picture of you with your crew and cool race bling on our Facebook page, “Let’s Back the Blue 5K”

We will keep all race participants informed through email, and updates on this webpage.   Thank you for your support during these difficult times. 

Please understand that our no refund policy remains in effect. The Let's Back The Blue has already spent money to purchase items such as medals, and other services which cannot possibly be absorbed by the charity.   We thank you for your support and understanding during this public health emergency.


Q: Is there packet pick up on race evening?

A: Yes.  The ONLY packet pick up is from 7:00 to 8:30 AM race location at St. Marys. The race will start on time with no exceptions.  Friends or family members may pick up your packet for you if they have your confirmation information.

Q: Do we have to wear a mask when we run?

A: No.  Please read the detailed instructions sent out during race week.

Q: Must spectators wear a mask?

A: No.   We ask that all spectators practice social distancing.

Q: How will we get our medals?

A: Runners at the actual race: Medals will be handed out with the food bags at the finish line. Runners for the Virtual Race: Medals will be included in their race packets. 

Q: Can I change my event?

A: Yes. If you signed up for the actual race and now can't make it or feel uncomfortable running with hundreds of others that's ok.  You can Transfer to the Virtual Run.      Find your registration confirmation email and go to Manage Registration.  From the webpage you land on look at the bottom blue area and Transfer Event.   Then you can do the switch you want at no charge.

Q. How do I contact you if I have questions?

A: There is a RACE CONTACT INFO form on this website with a green button that says QUESTIONS?

Race Contact Info

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Awards & Timing

This is a community event, with ALL proceeds going towards needed equipment and support for law enforcement.

There are no awards at this virtual event.  

Official Participant Medal

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