In partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Run With The Cops is back at it again in 2023! All proceeds support the athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin.
You’ll glow from head-to-toe!
A night run wouldn’t be complete without glow goodies! Stop at the glow stations along the course and get decked out in necklaces, bracelets and blue and red lights. Check your speed on the radar trailer as you cross the police-taped finish line. Then, grab dinner on site at all four locations!
Kids can Run with the Cops, too.
Kids can compete with uniformed officers in various events, location dependent, such as an obstacle course and a kids’ dash. Kiddos will receive badge stickers, glow items and doughnut holes!
Donut Eating Contest
This contest is sure to bring you belly laughs (hopefully not belly aches)! Whether you participate, or cheer on your favorite teams, you’ll enjoy everything from kids and cops challenging each other to a panel of Chiefs and officers facing off for the coveted doughnut trophy.
Interactive Law Enforcement Vehicle Expo
See cops cars, military tanks, a prison bus, tactical vehicles and more up close during this interactive expo. It’s a great time for kids to try on SWAT gear, meet K9 officers, tour a mobile command center or even sit in an armored vehicle. Plus, officers may take you through a boot camp warm up session before you take off along the 5K route.
Register, Raise Funds & Reap Rewards!
5K Run/Walk Pre-Registration – $30
5k Run/Walk Walk-up Registration – $35
Kid’s Dash/Obstacle Course (location dependent) – $15
Once registered online, you’ll have a personal fundraising page you can share with family and friends via email or Facebook.
The average cost to support one athlete for one year is $814. Just think of the impact we could make if every team supported an athlete.
Challenge each other, have fun, and help change the lives of athletes right here in Wisconsin.
Not a Runner? That’s Okay–Volunteer!
Volunteers are needed to help with registration, handing out t-shirts, managing glow stations, hanging banners, directing runners along the course, refilling coffee and donuts, etc.
View All Special Olympics Wisconsin Volunteer Opportunities
“I think they are a great ally and friend to Special Olympics Wisconsin,” Alex said. “Law enforcement represent safety and a great deal of public authority, respect, and they always bring an entourage to support our events in SOWI.” – Alex Guild, Special Olympics athlete
Charitable contributions are non-refundable, and the minimum Run with the Cops fundraising requirement is considered a charitable contribution and is therefore also non-refundable.
Event Cancellation Policy
We reserve the right to delay, shorten or, in rare circumstances, cancel an event due to inclement weather. Safety of participants and spectators is always extremely important to us, and we work with law enforcement and EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technicians) to be sure conditions are safe for participants. No refunds will be offered if the event is cancelled or if you cannot attend. We’ll make all possible attempts—by email, website and social media—to inform participants if changes are made to an event.