Show Appreciation for Philly’s Heroes
When a police officer, firefighter, or other public safety employee is killed in the line of duty, their families often shoulder an financial burden on top of an emotional one. You can help out the loved ones of our city’s fallen heroes and burn calories on Saturday, June 4, by running the third annual Badges of Honor 5K. Registration fees and donations go to the Survivor’s Fund, an emergency reserve to help alleviate expenses related to the death of public safety employees. After the morning run through Fairmount Park, participants can enjoy food and drink at the post-event festival while watching teams from the police, firefighters, and other public departments battle it out in the Heroes Softball Tournament. — Kathryn Siegel
$27.50 online registration ($35 on-site), June 4, 9AM start (7AM registration), Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, badgesofhonor5k.com.