On Saturday, May 13, more than 1,000 runners will lace up their shoes and take to the streets surrounding Los Angeles International Airport for the 2017 Tommy Scott Memorial LAX Run. Hosted by the Los Angeles Airport Police Athletics & Activities League in partnership with the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association, Los Angeles World Airports and the Association of Airport Employees, the annual event brings police and the public together for a day of fitness and fun benefiting a worthy cause — the Tommy Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Begun as a small, informal tribute to Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Tommy Scott after he was killed in the line of duty in 2005, the run has now grown into a full-fledged community-wide occasion with 5K, 10K and half-marathon courses, all USATF-certified and sanctioned. An inspirational ceremony will kick off the race at the start/finish line at Los Angeles Fire Department Station 5, with participation from civic and agency leaders. Awards will be presented to the top finishers, with custom-designed medals for all those crossing the finish line. The family-friendly event also includes an expo featuring local vendors.
LAAPOA invites the public to attend and participate or cheer on the runners, enjoy a beautiful morning in the airport neighborhood, meet members of the LAXPD and other public safety agencies, and honor an officer who gave his life in service. For full course and schedule details, go to laxrun.laapoa.com.
WHAT: 2017 Tommy Scott Memorial LAX Run (5K/10K/Half-Marathon)
WHEN: Saturday, May 13 (on-site registration starts at 6 a.m., opening ceremony at 7 a.m.)
WHERE: LAFD Station 5, 8900 S. Emerson Ave., Los Angeles 90045; parking available in the lot behind the station (entrance at Liberator Ave. and W. 88th Place) or on the street