Back the Blue 5K – Back the Blue Running 5K, 10K, and One-Mile Fun Run

Schlegel Park
April 11, 2020 | 8AM- 12PM
Loading Events

Event Details

Start Time

8:00 am

Packet Pickup

Details TBD

Additional Details

See link below for paper registration to avoid credit card fees.

Awards: If more than 100 people are registered. placement medals will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female in the following age categories: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. There will also be an award for the Fastest LEO Male and Female. In registration is below 100, there will be overall awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female.

Schedule of events:
8:00 am - Registration and packet pickup open
8:50 am - Program starts
9:00 am - 10K starts
10:00 am - 5K starts & One-Mile Fun Run Starts
11:00 am - Awards Ceremony - (approximate time; awards will be given once all participants cross the finish line)


Event Address

Schlegel Park
299 N. Carroll St.
Reading, PA 19611 United States

About the Race

Back the Blue Running is a charity and nonprofit that was founded in 2018 and is dedicated to building support for Law Enforcement members, families and other organizations.

Founder Timothy Shea started Back the Blue Running from his love of endurance running, but most importantly, because of his brother who was killed in a line of duty death on July 18, 2004.

The main goal of Back the Blue Running is to raise as much support and awareness of the daily difficulties that Law Enforcement members and their families face.  Money raised from this race will be used to foster programs and activities that promote health, wellness, and physical activities among our Law Enforcement families.  A portion of proceeds will also be donated to Blue H.E.L.P. to help fund their “Camp April” which is a grievance camp for children who lost a parent first responder to suicide.

We hope that you will join us for the inaugural Back the Blue 5K, 10K and one-mile fun run at the beautiful Schlegel Park. We welcome your support as a sponsor or runner and could not do this without you. The events will be on December 21, 2019. Your support is greatly appreciated!

To avoid credit card fees, you can download the registration form here: Race Registration Form

Our Sponsors