Cops and Robbers 5k

December 7th, 2018 by

“Can you outrun the police? The Ridgefield Police Benevolent Association hosts this fun and unique 5k that benefits the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury. The runners all get a head start, then the Ridgefield Police Officers “give chase!”  The sponsor of this event will give an extra $1 per runner for every runner that the officers collectively “catch” (pass)!”

On a cold November morning, this unique 5k occurred in Ridgefield. The race started at the Ridgefield Playhouse and brought runners through downtown Ridgefield. The race map covers roads, fields, woods, and gravel all along the Ridgefield Rail Trail. The police had to begin running minutes after the participants started. It was great sight to see the cops outrunning dozens of participants as it ended with a very generous donation towards the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury. Participants received a t-shirt, donuts, and more as they were cheered into the finish line. As you can see, we had our 2019 X5 on display too! We look forward to next year, and we would like to give a very special thank you to the Ridgefield Police for their service.