5K Memorial Run


10th Annual 5K Walk and Run and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. New this year: 10K Run for our 10th Anniversary! 


Saturday, October 1st, 2022 

We Can’t Make This Event Happen Without You!


Please note that there will be no race day packet pick-up.  Race Packet and individual shirt order pick up dates and times are as follows:

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Wednesday, September 28th, **NO MORNING PACKET PICK-UP**  and 5PM- 8PM – Grove City Dick’s Sporting Goods Store

Thursday, September 29th, 10AM – 1PM and 5PM-8PM – Easton Dick’s Sporting Goods Store 

Friday, September 30th, 10AM – 1PM and 5PM-8PM – Polaris Dick’s Sporting Goods Store 

The Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard will be hosting our 10th Annual 5K Memorial Walk/Run, now called the COPS AND COOKIES RUN! We are excited to bring the event back to Genoa Park where the start and finish line will be at the Columbus Police Memorial. Please join us on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, at 9AM for our 1 Mile Kids Fun Run immediately followed by the 10th Annual 5K Memorial Walk/Run and new this year 10K Run in honor of all our officers that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Our 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will kick the races off at 9AM with the children running 1/2 mile on the trail where they will then turn around and run a 1/2 mile back to where they started!  (Parents can go with them for no additional charge) Fun prizes for the winners!  Children (and the adults too) will have the opportunity to sit in Columbus Police Cruisers, meet the Mounted Police, look through SWAT vehicles, see the Diving Gear, sit in the Chopper (weather permitting) and much more!  Come be a kid again and experience the Columbus Division of Police!

At the completion of the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run the 10th Annual 5K and 10K Memorial Walk/Run will begin! 5K and 10K Finisher pictures can also be printed on the spot and shared to social media for the 5 and 10K participants. We will also be distributing  finisher medals again this year!  All runners will also receive a free Limited Edition Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard 5K Memorial t-shirt (including the Kids Fun Run).

Join us for water, Gatorade, fruit, and the CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES that have given the race its new name immediately afterward as we announce the award winners!


5 and 10K Map and Instructions:

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Start on Washington Boulevard and head south

Turn left (east) on the Rich/Town Street Bridge

Turn left (north) to enter the bike path at Rich Street and Civic Center Drive

Exit the bike path at Rickenbacker Drive and Souder Avenue

Turn left (south) on Souder Avenue and cross over the river

Re-enter the bike path on the left (east)

Continue south on the bike path and back up the hill to the start/finish arch

10K participants will cross the 5K finish line and go around the course one more time. 

1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run Map and Instructions:

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Start on Washington Boulevard and head north directly down the ramp to the bike path

Continue on the bike path for .5 miles

At .5 miles turn around loopback, heading south on the bike path and back up the ramp to Washington Blvd

Cross the finish line 🙂


The City of Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard is a 501(3)c non-profit organization composed completely of volunteer Columbus Police Officers and Command Staff whose primary mission is to participate at funeral services for active, retired, and reserve officers, as well as active and retired civilian police personnel. These special men and women also act as representatives of the Division of Police in various community events. The Honor Guard is primarily self-funded, and relies on very limited public funds for its maintenance and operation.  These funds are for ceremonial equipment, scholarships the organization donates to, transportation, and upkeep on the Police Memorials at Genoa Park, the Columbus Police Academy, and Columbus Police Headquarters.  In case of the tragic loss of a fallen officer, the Honor Guard also sends representation to the National Police Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. as the Fallen Officers’ names are added. They also fund the Fallen Heroes’ names being placed on their own Memorial Wall at Genoa Park, and the Memorials at the Columbus Police Academy and Columbus Police Headquarters, amongst many other expenses.

Most recently, in May 2017, members of the Columbus Division of Police Honor Guard headed to our Nation’s Capital to add their own Fallen Hero’s name, Officer Steven M. Smith, and historic Officer John Manning and Chief Frederick F. Kundts to the National Police Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. Their names can also be viewed on their own Memorial Wall at Genoa Park in their honor.

In Memory

  This page is dedicated to the Fallen Ohio Officers of the Columbus Division of Police and their dedication to protect and serve.  May we never forget……..                                                  

It is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they lived.  

 Vivian Eney, Survivor

Click Here To See Columbus Division of Police Fallen Officers’ Stories

In September We Remember The Following CPD Fallen Heroes:

(Complements of Officer Down Memorial Page CPD Webpage)

Officer Martin Yawarsky:  EOW – Saturday, September 6th, 1980

Officer Martin W. Yawarsky, 25, entered the department on August 10, 1978.  On September 6, 1980, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to Cleveland and 23rd Avenues where a man reportedly had a gun.  The patrol van in which Officer Yawarsky was a passenger and another cruiser responding to the same call, collided at the intersection of 26th and Hamilton Avenues. The van then struck a third vehicle and flipped onto its top. Officer Yawarsky was pronounced dead at the scene.  A prisoner being transported in the van was also killed.  Two other officers and the two occupants of the third vehicle were injured in the collision.


Detective Abe Kleeman:  EOW – Friday, September 15th, 1899

On September 10, 1899, Detective Kleeman and Detective George Gaston engaged in a shooting affray with Charles Dumont at Poplar and Harrison Avenues, and Dumont, with four bullets in his body, died during the battle. 

Detective Kleeman, badly wounded, died September 15, and Detective Gaston, wounded in the forehead, carried the bullet from the gun battle to his grave.

Detective Kleeman had served with the agency for ten years.


Patrolman Adolph Schneider:  EOW – Thursday, September 23rd, 1920

He had arrested the man and was transporting him to jail when the man pulled a gun out. During the struggle the patrol car crashed at the intersection of Town Street and Front Street. Patrolman Schneider was ejected from car during the accident. He succumbed to his injuries several days later.

The prisoner was charged with causing Patrolman Schneider’s death. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison on May 10, 1921.

Patrolman Schneider had been with the agency for 21 years.

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