Sgt. Patrick J O'Rourke 5.5k and Family Hero Fun Run 1/4 mile

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Aug 13, 2016


Hartland, MI


Activity Today Later

5.5K Run/Walk

$20 $20 Closed

Family Hero Fun Run 1/4 Mile

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

Time:  August 13, 2016 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:  $30 pre-registration with shirt, $20 without.  Same day registration $35/25

Race day Registration and Packet Pick Up: Starts at 7:30 AM.   Race starts at 9 AM.  Award ceremony starts at 10 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+

Purpose: My best friend and husband of 14 years, 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 barricaded gunman with four other 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, 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.

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.

Any profits made from this event will be split between 1. The Knights of Columbus #7418  2. The St. John the Evangelist Fenton Outreach Program  3. Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors (MICOPS)  4.  The Fenton Schools Athletic Department

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