Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Crime Solvers 5k!

Yes, so two posts in one day!  You are lucky!

 A friend and old co-worker had contacted me recently about putting on a race.  He recently became the President of the Board of Fairfax County Crime Solvers and they wanted to put on a race to benefit this great organization.

My running group, Capital Area Runners, has been looking into organizing a race, so we gladly offered to assist him in putting the race together!!

All net proceeds from the race will benefit Fairfax County Crime Solvers.  

If you've heard about Crime Solvers, but aren't exactly sure how they work (I didn't), here's the run down:  
  • Crime Solvers is a non-profit organization, manned by concerned citizens.  They rely solely on donations from local businesses and private citizens. No tax dollars are used for rewards. In short, Crime Solvers depends on you for the funds to pay those who provide the information that helps Crime Solvers fight crime!
  • Anyone with knowledge of a crime can call the tip line or send an anonymous e-mail OR download the TIP app  for Iphone or Droid user. Tipsters do not give their names or phone numbers, and they never have to make a court appearance. When a tip is received, a fact sheet is filled out which includes a brief summary of the information provided by the tipster. The tip taker then assigns a "caller number" to that person. That number is the only form of identification the tipster will need for any further communication with Crime Solvers, and if and when a reward is paid to the tipster.
    If the information provided results in an arrest and indictment, apprehension of a fugitive or the recovery of stolen property or illegal narcotics, a cash reward ranging between $100 to $1000 is paid to the tipster.
  • So, help fight crime and get rewarded!  This is a really wonderful program!
  • Does it work?  YOU BETCHA!  Since the program began in October 1979, information received through Crime Solvers has led to the arrest of almost 800 criminals, including more than 200 fugitives, and the closure of more than 1,700 crimes, which include murders, rapes, robberies and burglaries. Over $3,291,585 in stolen property and illegal narcotics has been recovered.

If you are in the Fairfax, Virginia area on August 4, 2013, I hope you will think about joining us for this Inaugural 5k!

Here's what you need to know:

Sunday, August 4, 2013
8:00 am
Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA
Now Open - Click Here!
This 5k is a USATF-certified course (click here) runs through Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, and surrounding roads.
Kids Fun Run:
There will be a free kid's fun run following the 5k at 8:45 AM.
The race will be chip timed by Results will be posted to their results page race day. Runners must wear the chip assigned to them to be timed.

I hope you will consider joining us!!  If you can't run, and would still like to participate, consider Volunteering, or Sponsorship of this great event!!!  Email our Race Director at Racedirector at capitalarearunners dot com for more information.

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