2nd Annual Randy Simmons 5K Challenge Run

Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 12:06 AM Author:


OCTOBER 17, 2009 – In the early morning hours, hundreds of runners gathered at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park for the second running of the Randy Simmons 5K Challenge.  The program commenced with the widow of the late Officer Simmons, Lisa Simmons, offering her sincere gratitude for everyone’s participation and willingness to keep his memory alive.


With the sound of the gun the runners began what would be a 3.1 mile trek through the hills behind Dodger Stadium.  Runners consisted of family members and former co-workers of Randy, Department employees, Sheriff and Fire Department employees and civilians.  Some of the participants ran in “platoon” formation and carried their unit flag.


The race concluded on the Police Academy athletic field where runner’s times were recorded and their photo was taken.  The top three runners from each category were awarded medals for their performance.  Many of the participants took the time to meet with the Simmons family members in attendance.  With a noticeably larger turnout for this event then last year, the memory of Officer Simmons is sure to live on for years to come.


All the proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Randal Simmons Foundation.  The Randall Simmons Foundation is a faith based non-profit organization dedicating to continuing the legacy of Officer Randal Simmons through empowering and encouraging families in underserved areas.


To view additional photos from the event, please visit the LAPD Sports Page.

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