Deputy Sarah Jones, with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, was struck on October 17, 2008, while directing traffic along State Road 45 in Bloomington, Indiana; where she later succumbed to her injuries on October 19, 2008.
The purpose of this race is to raise funds that support scholarships for local female high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in public safety. Sarah had a passion for helping others, a desire to make this world a better place, and her legacy lives on today through each and every runner, walker, sponsor, and scholarship recipient! Come out September, 21st!
Highland Park Elementary School
900 S. Park Square Drive
Bloomington, IN US 47403
Registration: 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Race Start: 8:00 am
Special Guests and Photo Opportunities:
- Bloomington City Firefighter, Danny Gillespie, playing bagpipes.
- Bloomington City Fire Department and Ellettsville Fire Department lifting their aerials, proudly displaying a 30 X 60-foot American flag to kick the runners and walkers off on the right foot.
- K-9 Shows, including Bloomington Police Department: K-9 Officer Ike and Officer Jarrett; IU Police Department: K-9 Officer Zeus and Officer Skaggs; Monroe County Sheriff's Office: K-9 Officer Rex and Officer Brooks.
- Air Evac has graciously agreed to land close by, allowing visitors to see the inside of a real medical helicopter.
- Van Buren Fire Department has generously offered to have a fire truck available for kids of all ages (including adults) to take a tour of and get pictures beside.
- An Officer from Indiana State Police Department will be close by to answer questions, take photos with, and allow kids to sit inside for a photo opportunity.
- Popcorn Machine, Dunk Tank - for the "Dunk a Cop" booth, Bounce House, Water Stations, and Cocktail Tables for mingling supplied by Perfect Parties.