Runners, walkers and cyclists are set to step to the starting line for the third annual Lamar County Adopt-A-Cop 5K this Saturday.
Amanda Willows, Adopt-A-Cop president, said there were about 60 preregistered runners during 2018’s 5K.
“This year, so far, we have 54 preregistered,” Willows said. “Im guessing we will have around 75 on event day, plus all those coming to see Mrs. Vetter.”
Willows said attendees need not register for the 5K to listen to Cynthia Vetter’s speech at 8 a.m. about her husband, Trooper Randall Vetter, who was killed in the line of duty.
“He was shot on a traffic stop,” Willows said. “Randall and Cynthia had an 8-month-old son at the time. Cynthia endured such a tragic loss, but through her incredible strength she has done amazing things for officer safety, as well as for children of fallen officers.”
Willows said Greater Blossom Development Association will host the rest station for cyclists, and Lamar National Bank of Reno will host the runner/walker rest station on Keywest Road.
She said those who preregistered will receive a T-shirt and a finisher’s medal sponsored by Everett Toyota of Paris.
“Those who register on event day will receive them on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last,” Willows said.
Runners, walkers and cyclists will begin the 5K at Reno Police Department, 160 Blackburn St. in Reno at 8 a.m. on Saturday.