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, 10AM -1PM 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 🙂