Run for the Badge 2021

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Join us on October 9 for our 2021 Run for the Badge 5K! We invite all runners, walkers, and Memorial and Museum supporters across the U.S. to meet us in Washington, DC, or virtually to raise money, and earn prizes– in honor of law enforcement!

Run for the Badge is a fully supported timed 5K race on a closed course starting and finishing at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum campus (NLEMM) located at 444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC. The race begins promptly at 9:00 am and will be followed by an awards ceremony at 10:30 am (est). 

What you will receive!

All participants either virtual or in person will receive a runner’s packet that includes a bib, T-Shirt, and medal.


Both virtual and in-person participants, who reach the following fundraising goals by October 2, 2021, will receive these items!

Fundraising Goal Item
$250 Stainless Steel Water Bottle
$500 Memorial Polo Cotton Shirt
$1,000 Fleece Jacket

Raise $1,500+ by September 5
and get your team name on the official Run for the Badge T-Shirt!

NOTE: Registration fees are not included in fundraising totals.

Packet Pick Up/Delivery

Virtual participants will be mailed their runner’s packet prior to October 8th. To be eligible to receive your packet in the mail, please register by October 1, 2021.

In-person participants can pick up their packets on Friday, October 8, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the National Law Enforcement Museum located at 444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

On October 9th, the day of the race, packets are available for pick-up at the Museum from 7:00 am- 8:30 am.


NLEMM is located a block from the Judiciary Metro station on the Red Line.


Limited metered street parking will be available in the areas surrounding NLEMM. Be sure to check the parking enforcement signage. Additionally, there are parking garages in the area. Participants are encouraged to check opening times if they plan to use garage parking.

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2021 Run for the Badge Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

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Sponsor the 2021 Run For The Badge 5K!

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will hold the National Run for the Badge to create the sense of community and support for our law enforcement heroes with this annual event that is now a nationwide initiative! Show your company’s support for our mission while we share your brand with our community of more than 500,000 law enforcement officers and their families, law enforcement and state and federal leadership, and other supporters from around the nation.


To become a sponsor please email Kaitlin Mays, Development Associate, at [email protected].


Date And Time

Oct 9, 2021 @ 09:00 AM to
Oct 9, 2021 @ 10:30 AM


444 E Street, NW, Washington, DC

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