Sunday, June 20, 2021

Go ahead, outrun the police

| June 8, 2021 1:00 AM

The ISP 5K Foot Pursuit is an event highlighting the partnership between CASA and law enforcement. Community members are invited to join the fight for child victims of abuse and neglect, along with CASA’s 130 active volunteer advocates. CASA served over 400 child victims in North Idaho this past year.

“The event will help educate our community on the State Police's efforts to interdict drugs coming into North Idaho,” said Capt. John Kempf, “while promoting CASA’s work to advocate for the children who suffer from the effects of drug use in their families.”

The goal of the event is to raise funds and awareness of the CASA program and the dedicated work volunteer advocates do for child victims in and out of court. Recruitment efforts are always in full swing, as more advocates are needed to work cases.

The ISP 5K Foot Pursuit is Saturday, June 19. Registration ranges from $20 to $35 and is open at Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. at McEuen Park.

The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. for the Foot Pursuit category.

"The only race in town that begins with a trooper's siren, a sound most people do not want to hear” said Kristin Ludwig, race director. “We are hoping for a field of 100 racers this year. It’s a perfect 5K for a June race. And what runner does not want to brag about outrunning a trooper?”

Team registration, new this year, will add another element of fun for the less serious runners. The 3.1-mile fun run begins at 9:03 a.m. and the Family Walk will have a rolling start beginning at 9:05 a.m. with a loop around the park.

Medals will be awarded to the first 100 runners to cross the finish line thanks to sponsor ICCU. Silverwood Theme Park is the T-shirt sponsor and Anchored Coffee will be at the pavilion with coffee and bagels.

Info: 208-660-6707;