On July 7, 2016, five police officers were killed and eight police officers were injured in the line of duty in an ambush on the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police, and El Centro College Police. Run For The Blue was founded in response to this attack to support fallen and injured officers and their families.
In observance of the two year anniversary of the ambush, Run For The Blue Dallas will be held on July 7, 2018. In addition to a 5K and 1 Mile run / walk, ceremonies honoring fallen and injured officers will be held.
Walkers and runners are welcome. The course will remain open for one hour.
Race entry is free. You will have the opportunity to make a donation during registration. Proceeds will go to the families of slain and injured police officers.
You will also have the option to add chip timing for $5 and a t-shirt for $20.
Funds donated to Run For The Blue events are collected and distributed by the Blue Guardian Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Donations of services and products to the events are welcomed so that contributions to the affected officers and families can be maximized. Please contact us to learn how individuals and organizations can help.
We encourage cities around the country to create their own Run For The Blue event to support local fallen and injured officers. Please contact us for details.
It will be hot on event day. Drink water, take in electrolytes, and take it easy on your run or walk. Ask for help if you feel dizzy or sick.
Show your support for our law enforcement officers by wearing blue!
Event Date and Time
July 7, 2018
Opening Ceremonies: 7:30 AM
5K and 1 Mile Run / Walk Start: 8:00 AM
Post Run / Walk Ceremonies: 9:00 AM
Babb Brothers BBQ at Trinity Groves, located at 3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas, TX 75212.
Packet pickup will be available at Babb Brothers BBQ at Trinity Groves, located at 3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas, TX 75212. Event day packet pickup is only available for participants coming from out of town.
July 5, 11 AM - 6:30 PM
July 6, 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Parking is available in several lots near the event site. Parking is not allowed in the City of Dallas parking lot at Felix Lozada Plaza.
Shirts and other merchandise are available for purchase during registration. There will not be a shirt exchange.
The 5K and 1 Mile will start and finish at Trinity Groves. Both will be in the sun with no shade. Drink water, take in electrolytes, and take it easy on your run or walk. Ask for help if you feel dizzy or sick.
There will not be an awards ceremony so that we can focus on the fallen and wounded officers and their families. Results will be posted online after the event.
Don't forget to hydrate.