Police Pace – September 11, 2022

Police Pace – September 11, 2022


The Howard County Police Foundation and Rip It Events Team Up for 2022 race.

Howard County, MD – The Howard County Police Foundation announces its partnership with Rip It Events for the annual Police Pace race. New for 2022, Rip It Events will support the Police Pace by providing race management and promotions aimed at expanding race participation and awareness for the Foundation.

The 31st Annual Police Pace race will be held Sunday, September 11, 2022. The race consists of a 5K, 10K and 1-mile option. The race will be staged at Centennial Park in Ellicott City and is perfect for both beginners and experienced runners.

A portion of the race proceeds will benefit The Howard County Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aids the police department in funding and promoting programs to improve public safety and quality of life in the community. To learn more about The Howard County Police Foundation, visit https://hcpf.org.

“We’re very excited to partner with Rip It Events for our annual Police Pace and expand this popular community event. For more than 30 years, the Police Pace has been a fall tradition for runners, families and all those who want to support the community programs sponsored through the police department,” said Sue Emerson, President of the Howard County Police Foundation.

“We look forward to working with The Howard County Police Foundation. The Police Pace is a staple race for Howard County, and we are honored to be a part of it,” said Danny Serpico, Owner & Race Director, Rip It Events.

Online registration for the Police Pace will open on Friday, April 1, 2022. A special low registration fee will be available for 72 hours. For more information about this event and to register, visit www.ripitevents.com/policepace.

About Rip It Events, LLC

Rip It Events, LLC was founded in 2010 and has successful event planning experience in the entertainment, athletic, and non-profit sectors. Owned and operated by Danny and Suzy Serpico, Rip It Events produces 3 trail running races, 7 multi-sport races and 4 road running races annually. Additionally, Rip It Events offers race event services and individual multi-sport athlete coaching.

About the Howard County Police Foundation

Funds raised from the annual Police Pace support the needs of the Police Department not met through the county budget, including continuing education funds for officers, the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, leadership training, community outreach initiatives and youth programs. In 2021, the Foundation funded more than $30,000 in equipment and program funds including support for the Youth Division officers, the Bear Trax youth mentoring program and camp, and scholarships for officers who are continuing their education while serving. For sponsorship and further information visit hcpf.org