THE 2021 NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 5K WILL BE FULLY VIRTUAL DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CDC.

FAQ

NPW5K details and information

Everything you need to know…

Who coordinates the National Police Week 5K?

The NPW5K is presented by The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement heroes. As the largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP preserves the memories of 24,000+ fallen officers in its online memorial and reflection pages. For more info, visit https://www.odmp.org

How are race proceeds used?

All race proceeds benefit the Officer Down Memorial Page and Concerns of Police Survivors.

What is Project Active Armor?

Project Active Armor is an initiative created by our friends at Law Enforcement United in 2013. PAA participants complete events like the National Police Week 5K or the Road to Hope bicycle ride wearing a ballistic vest in order to demonstrate that there’s never a good reason NOT to wear your vest. At registration you can identify yourself as a Project Active Armor participant.

Weren’t the commemorative Project Active Armor patches complimentary in year’s past?

We first partnered with Project Active Armor years ago in an effort to promote their mission of showing every Deputy, Agent, Correction’s and Police Officer that there’s no reason not to wear armor on duty. In year’s past, we did offer complimentary, commemorative patches to honor those registrants that joined our cause. However, the program has grown considerably since that time. While we’re pleased so many are joining us in raising awareness for officer safety, we determined that the costs of the patches were making too great of an impact on the proceeds donated to the Officer Down Memorial Page and Concerns of Police Survivors. We apologize for any disappointment and do hope you understand.

Do I have to run the NPW5K?

Absolutely not! The National Police Week 5K is open to both runners, walkers, rowers…you can even swim, bike, or climb your 5K if you wish.

Can I donate or fundraise without running the NPW5K?

Absolutely! To directly donate to our cause or create your very own fundraising page to get family and friends involved, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/VA/Fairfax/NationalPoliceWeek5K.

If I sign up, do I get a referral link?

Yes! After you register, a pop-up and your confirmation email will include your own special referral link to send to your coworkers, friends, and family. If you get 5 people to sign up using that link, you’ll receive $20 back as our “thank you” for spreading the word. Please note, though, that registrations made without using specialized links cannot be transferred to a referrer after the fact.

Can children participate?

Yes! We encourage you to include the whole family! Pets too.

How do I register my time?

This year, we made sure to make this process easier and differentiate between running times and rowing times. You’ll receive a link via email where you can upload your results!

If you have a question that is not answered below please email us at 5K@odmp.org.

Contact Us

Officer Down Memorial Page
PO Box 1047
Fairfax, Virginia, 22038-1047

   

About ODMP

The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement heroes. As the largest law enforcement memorial in the United States, ODMP preserves the memories of 24,000+ fallen officers in its online memorial and reflection pages. ODMP also honors fallen K9 officers, provides free resources to law enforcement agencies, and works to keep cop killers behind bars through its No Parole program. The ODMP database tracks LODD statistics in the US back to 1776, enabling the law enforcement community to analyze trends and patterns in an effort to improve officer safety.