McDonough, GA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
The 2nd Annual Race for the Fallen Half Marathon to benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation was held on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at Red Top Mountain State Park. Each year, more than 140 officers leave for work and do not return home to the families who love and support them. The harsh reality is that the men and women of our local police departments who have chosen to accept the honor of protecting our communities often face deadly consequences that leave their families in dire straits. When an officer is killed, the community loses an experienced, trained hero who gave his or her life to protect the community. When an officer is killed – a family loses a husband, a wife, a sister or brother... a child loses a father or a mother. The Race for the Fallen Half Marathon honors these officers and their families.
The 2nd Annual Race for the Fallen Half Marathon at Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville Georgia was a huge success. The race had over 200 participants and raised significant funds to benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation. The Race for the Fallen would like to thank all of its sponsors and volunteers. The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. exists to help the law enforcement officers and their families restore normalcy after a tragedy. The Race for the Fallen Half Marathon was created to honor the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our families, and it is a tribute to the officers who gave their lives to protect our community.
The Race for the Fallen and the Police Benevolent Foundation would like to congratulate all of the runners that participated. The first place overall winner was Alec Blenis, age 18. He finished in 1:24:45 and had a pace of 6:28 per mile. All race results can be found at http://www.zuluracing.com. Photos from the race can be viewed by going to http://www.truespeedphoto.com and searching for Race for the Fallen.
The date has already been set for next year’s Race for the Fallen Half Marathon. It will take place on Saturday September 21, 2013 at Red Top Mountain State Park and you can register now at http://www.raceforthefallen.com. Be sure to take advantage of the lowest registration price, $45 until March 1st.
The Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization established by the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (SSPBA) in 2005. Established in 1987, SSPBA has been serving its membership for 20 years. SSPBA is not a union. It is an independent association with no national or international affiliations. The Foundation has a Board of Directors elected by the membership of the SSPBA. Foundation expenses are currently absorbed by Southern States PBA, making the Foundation one of very few such entities that gives 100% of the funds received to its intended purpose.