The 50-mile relay, featuring active and retired first responder athletes, will begin and end at the Hilton Las Vegas Resort and Spa followed by an Award Ceremony acknowledging the fastest team.
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF), a non-profit organization committed to promoting sport and physical fitness among first responders, is thrilled to announce the third annual First Responders Relay returning to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa on Saturday, October 14.
This event is open to first responder personnel from all over the globe and welcomes a connection between public safety personnel from varied backgrounds by offering the opportunity to develop camaraderie within a competitive environment.
“After a successful run of the First Responders Relay in 2021 and 2022, we are excited to be returning to Las Vegas for our third year,” says Larry Collins, President of the California Police Athletic Federation. “Part of our mission is to unite public safety athletes from around the world and the First Responders Relay is another great competition that provides the public safety community with a venue to practice and exercise their physical and mental well-being alongside their peers.”
The 50-mile race will start and finish at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa, with each stage of the relay ranging from 4.0-7.7 miles. Runners will follow the track from Las Vegas Parkway to the River Mountains Loop Trail proceeding in a clockwise direction through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City and Henderson.
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After completing their leg, runners will return to an Award Ceremony at the Hilton. The overall fastest team will be awarded The Duke Nyhus/Bob Burke perpetual trophy to honor their athleticism and dedication to personal fitness. Registration is currently open, and athletes can register here.
The relay is broken up into nine categories which include an Open Division, Mixed Division, Women Division, Senior Division, 500 Division, 250 Division, Station/Division, Support Services Division, and Support Services Mixed Division. Support categories are open to all support personnel including 9-1-1 Dispatchers, Detention-Custodial Officers, Crime Scene Investigators, Lifeguards, Reserve Officers, and Volunteer Firefighters. More information on division and eligibility requirements can be found here.
The third annual First Responders Relay takes place on Saturday, October 14 at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa (1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy). The relay is free for spectators to attend.
This is one of four events that the California Police Athletic Federation presents, in addition to the bi-annual World Police & Fire Games, the US Police & Fire Championships and the brand new North American Fall Classic. To learn more about the California Police Athletic Federation and its games, please visit www.cpaf.org
About the California Police Athletic Federation
The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF), a non-profit organization established in 1970, is the governing body for the United States Police & Fire Championships, the World Police & Fire Games, and the NEW First Responders Relay. The mission of CPAF is to promote sport and physical fitness among personnel representing law enforcement, fire, corrections, probation, border protection, immigration, and customs. For more information, please visit www.cpaf.org