Run for the Badge

October 9, 2021 | Run for the Badge 5K!

2021 Run for the Badge

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).

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!

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

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.

Create your Run for the Badge fundraising page

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