In the coming week, local runners have two opportunities to participate in 5Ks with local law enforcement.
Friday, the Columbia Police Department hosts its second “Safe in the City” walk and run downtown, with age categories for men and women. The event begins at 7:45 p.m. at City Hall, in the 1700 block of Main Street. Entry fees range from $20 to $30 on the day of the event, with discounts for those who do not want T-shirts.
On July 28, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department holds its “Guardians of the Night” K9 walk and run. It starts at 9 p.m. at Plex Indoor Sports, 741 Fashion Drive at the Village at Sandhill. The entry fee is $25 until Sunday, when it increases to $30.
To register for either event, log on to www.strictlyrunning.com. The contact person for “Safe in the City” is Deborah Jordan at (803) 545-3509. The contact person for “Guardians of the Night” is Lt. Kevin Hoover at (803) 309-9413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.