Registration is underway for the Pearland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association’s (PCPAAA) 13th Annual Pear Run on Saturday, May 6.
The Pear Run includes a sanctioned 10K race certified by USATF, 5K race/walk and Kids’ Fun Run for children age 8 and under.
The race begins at 7 a.m. at the Pearland Town Center, 11200 W. Broadway St. in Pearland.
Registration is required for the race and can be completed online at www.pearrun.com or by picking up a form at the Pearland Police Department located on Cullen Parkway and City Hall on Liberty Drive.
Registration for adults is $35 in advance through April 30 and $40 on race day for the 10K/5K run.
Registration for Kids Fun Run is $12 before May 1.
Unisex race t-shirts are guaranteed for participants who register before April 15.
The Pear Run benefits the Pearland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and the Pearland Police Department.
According to the PCPAAA, the group donated $45,000 in 2016 towards the purchase and training of three new K-9 Officers. In 2015, $16,000.00 was donated to purchase eight fully equipped Cannondale 29er Law Enforcement Patrol Bikes.
In 2017 funds collected will assist with sending the Pearland Honor Guard to the National Law Enforcement Memorial during National Police Week where Pearland’s fallen Officer Endy Ekpanya will be honored.
In addition, the PCPAAA will be able to help the Pearland Police Department procure other valuable assets as requested by the Pearland Police Department in 2017.
Corporate Sponsors are needed for the Pear Run. Anyone interested in learning more on becoming a Corporate Sponsor, visit www.pearrun.com or contact Yvette Mullally at 972-672-6414 or by email at [email protected]
Story by Karolyn Gephart