Tampa Police host 5K, Mile Run/Walk for 23rd year

Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-14 16:41:02-04

Throngs of people are on the run for the Tampa Police Department Saturday.

The police force is hosting its 23rd Annual Tampa Police Memorial 5K/1-Mile Run-Walk in downtown Tampa.

The event kicked off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Lykes Gaslight Park, 411 N. Franklin St.

Thirty-one officers will be running in the memory of one of the 31 fallen officers.

The group of officers will be wearing a memorial armband imprinted with each fallen Tampa police officer's name and black T-shirts.

The police department's 5K and mile run/walk is staged in honor of the agency's fallen officers and charity and scholarship efforts.

During the run and walk several downtown streets and a part of Bayshore Boulevard will be closed.

Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.

Road Closures

Madison St from Florida Ave to Ashley Dr.

Kennedy Blvd from Florida Ave to Ashley Dr.

Tampa St from Twiggs St to Whiting St.

Jackson St from Tampa St to Ashley Dr.

Brorein St from Florida Ave to Parker St

“Little Bayshore Blvd”

Franklin St. from Kennedy Blvd to Twiggs St.

Whiting St. from Florida to Tampa St.

Platt St. / Channelside Dr. from Parker St. to Franklin St.

Bayshore Blvd. from Brorein St. to Platt St to Rome Ave.

Ashley Dr. From Channelside Dr to Brorein St to Whiting St

Franklin St. from Whiting St. to Brorein St

Franklin St. from Channelside Dr. to Old Water St.

Whiting St. from Franklin St to Ashley Dr.