Badge of Honor 5k/1k Ruthkosky Run

Event Date

Sun, Nov 13, 2016


Scranton, PA

About This Activity

     The Ruthkosky's Run for the Mental & Physical Health of NEPA Police Officers & Firefighters will honor those who lost the fight to mental illness while supporting those that "Serve and Save" in our community.

     Proceeds raised from this event will be distributed among LRJ Foundation's programs to educate the community and schools on mental health education, and two distinguished civil service groups; Police officers and Firefighters in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  LRJ Foundatino will offer assistance for the best Mental & Physical Health needs for these men and women upon their request.

     Derek Ruthkosky, the race's namesake, felt at home in the Taylor Borough Fire & Rescue fire hall, where his fellow volunteer firefighters considered him a brother.  He was known amongst his bretheren there as a friend to everyone who's smile was contagious to all.

     The hope to this event is that it will bring into light that asking for help, talking and sharing one's problems is not something to be afraid of and to encourage others to take the potentially lifesaving step of reaching out for help.

      For more information on our organization please visit


Date and Location: November 13th, 2016 at McDade Park in Scranton, PA.

Day of Registration/Packet-Pickup: 8:30-9:45am

Race Start: 

  • 5k at 10am
  • 1k to follow completion of 5k

Awards: Top 3 Male and Female runners will receive awards along with the top 3 Male and Female runners in each of the following age groups for the 5k:

  • 10 & Under
  • 11-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 & Over

In the Kid's 1k the top 3 kids in each of the following age groups will receive an award:

  • 4-6
  • 7-9
  • 10-13

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