Below is a flyer for the law enforcement Baker2Vegas Challenge Cup Relay. This is truly a worthwhile cause. Please give or pledge what you able to afford. Please contact Cornel Heitzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or any team member for more information.
“It Takes Teamwork”
In just a few more days two coed squads of Law Enforcement professionals will be traveling out to Las Vegas Nevada on their own dime to pay a visit to the Mojave Desert. This marks the 11th year APD has sent athletes to compete in the world’s largest foot race known as the Baker2Vegas Challenge Cup Relay.
Cops from LAPD started this race 29 years ago to promote teamwork, fitness and camaraderie. This year APD recruited enough athletes to fill two twenty-person teams, plus another 20 teammates working in support positions. The purpose of this challenging road trip is complete a 120 mile foot race along side hundreds of district attorney’s, feds, deputies & police from around the globe. 264 team’s totaling over 5,200 runners and back-up runners.
The mission is to pass a baton from one teammate to the next without delay or injury. The senior team known as #57 RED hopes to finish the course in 16 hours, while the junior team #166 GREEN is shooting for the 18-hour mark.
Teammates will have to deal with the daytime heat, the nighttime cold and adapt to any situations that may fall upon them. The night timers especially have to be on the lookout for scorpions and snakes as they warm up for their Leg along side the desert landscape.
If a runner goes down with heat exhaustion or a rolled ankle, then a teammate in the Follow Van must be able & willing to collect the baton and finish the Leg as best he or she can muster. If the baton is not passed successfully thru twenty teammates then that team is disqualified. A disqualification has a negative affect on the team’s ability to enjoy the post race celebration.
Our teammates are selling Red or Green beverage koozies $3 each or team running hats $10. Contact any teammate if you wish to help out.