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Run to benefit police/fire survivors fund

The Badges of Honor 5k, to come off June 6 in South Philly, was cooked up by Fox29 meteorologist John Bolaris.

Run to benefit police/fire survivors fund

The city has announced details for the Badges of Honor 5K Run, to benefit the city police and fire survivors fund. The idea for the run came from Fox29 meteorologist John Bolaris, who hopes to raise $100,000 in its first incarnation June 6 at the sports complex. He wants it to become an annual event, and the sponsorship list includes Mercedes-Benz dealers, WMMR, Fox29, Saxby Coffee, and the Phillies/Eagles/Sixers/Flyers.

Expected are 2,500 runners at an entry fee of $27.50; it's rain or shine. Check-in and registration are from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of 11th Street and Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia. At 9 a.m. runners will head east on Pattison Avenue to Darien Street. They will continue on Darien north to Hartranft Street and west to Broad Street. Following Broad south to Pattison, runners will take Pattison west to FDR Park. They will then traverse FDR Park to its exit on the south end, and then resume on Broad Street north to Pattison, where they'll head east on Pattison. Finish will be at 11th Street. 

Runners may register online at Search for "Badges of Honor 5k."

Michael Klein
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