APCO’s first 5K run/walk benefits Florida emergency first responders
November 10, 2011, Daytona Beach, FL — The first Run for 9-1-1, a 5K run/walk benefiting emergency first responders, is set for January 14, 2012.
Run for 9-1-1, an Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International event, is a timed 5K run/walk that benefits emergency responders in Volusia County, Fl. The event will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 8:00 am, beginning and ending at Aunt Catfish’s Restaurant, Port Orange, Fl.
Immediately following the race, APCO will present awards to the top three overall male and female champions, the top masters (55+) male and female, and the top three finishers in female and male age groups from 1-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over.
The post race celebration includes a complimentary pancake breakfast for all participants. Random drawings featuring prizes like Road ID gift certificates will also be held throughout the awards ceremony for runners and walkers.
"This event is just a small way to say thank you to the ones who are always on call to save so many lives. APCO is hoping to bring the community together and give our first responders a little token of our appreciation," said Patricia Giannini, APCO International’s events manager.
Registration is now open to the public and costs $25 until January 6, 2012 and $30 from January 7, 2012 until the morning of the race. Please visit apco5k.apcointl.org for more information on the run/walk, to register and see sponsorship opportunities.
About APCO International
APCO International is the world’s largest organization of public safety communications professionals. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide—and the welfare of the general public as a whole—by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach. www.apcointl.org