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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund annual Run for the Badge is a flagship community event that demonstrates support for law enforcement, generates excitement for the organization’s museum and special programs, and raises critical funds needed for our mission to honor the fallen, tell the story of American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who serve. 

So that we can bring together communities across the nation for this important and popular event in support of law enforcement, the 2022 Run for the Badge will be 100% virtual. Participants can raise money, gather teams with friends and family anywhere in the country, and walk, run, or bike in their own communities.

This year's event will take place on Saturday, October 1. All proceeds support the mission and programs of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). 

Participants and teams are encouraged to run or walk from anywhere! “We are thrilled about returning this year’s Run for the Badge 5K to a fully remote event, “ said NLEOMF CEO Marcia Ferranto. “By making this event remote we are keeping participants safe, and hoping to see runners from across the country create remote teams and help us show support for law enforcement officers in every community, across the country.”

Registration is open. Please register as an individual participant or create a team of family members, friends, colleagues, or fellow runners from across the country. If you’re interested in joining an established team, please reach out directly to the team captain. Incentives will be offered to individual participants and teams who reach select fundraising milestones.