Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CCSO Invites Community To Run/Walk/Bike For Fun

WHAT: Collier County Sheriff’s Office 5K Run/Ride and Safety Fair

WHEN: Friday, May 24

TIME: 5:30 to 8 p.m., safety fair

6:30 to 8 p.m., 5K run/ride and one-mile walk registration

8 p.m., opening ceremony

WHERE: Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway

SUMMARY: The Collier County Sheriff's Office and its Golden Gate Road Patrol invite residents to join in on the third annual 5K fun run and bike ride.

The event will feature presentations by CCSO’s Crime Prevention, Aviation, Bomb Squad, K9, Mounted Patrol and SWAT bureaus. The opening ceremony will feature a salute to fallen law enforcement officers.

Deputies will also discuss safety tips and serve free hot dogs, lemonade, snow cones, and popcorn to participants.

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 5K fun run/ride around 8:30 p.m. Participants will start at the community center, follow a route through nearby residential neighborhoods and finish at the community center.

A new feature this year is a one-mile family walk. The walk will also start at 8:30 p.m.

Entry fee is a suggested $10 donation that will provide summer camp scholarships for at-risk youth. Last year, more than 2,000 people participated in the event and helped to raise around $1,200. Don’t miss out on this educational and healthy family-fun event!

To preregister or for more information, contact Community Service Deputy Ellen Loftus at 239.530.9781, or at

Click here to view event flier.

ABOVE: Photo by John Peabody/CCSO