October 9, 2021
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).
Participate or Create a Team
Individuals can register as a participant and/or create a team. No matter how you choose to participate; you will be honoring the service of our nation’s law enforcement.
What You Will Receive
Virtual or In-Person Participants
All participants either virtual or in person will receive a runner’s packet that includes a bib, T-Shirt, and medal.
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.
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.
Create Your Run For The Badge Fundraising Page
Both virtual and in-person participants, who reach the following fundraising goals by October 2, 2021, will receive these items!
|$250||Stainless Steel Water Bottle|
|$500||Memorial Polo Cotton Shirt|
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.
Saturday, October 9
Begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern • Washington, DC
Prizes for Best Running Times at the Live Event!
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@example.com.