Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run
Annual fundraising event sponsored by the Chain of Lakes Rotary Club
Join us on Saturday August 17th for the 14th anniversary of the Officer Shawn Silvery Rotary Run during the 2019 Blue Heron Days! Proceeds from the event benefit the MN Law Enforcement Explorer’s Scholarship Fund, the MN Concerns of Police Survivors, and Centennial High School STRIVE scholarship program.
Events & Activities
- 5K: Certified, chip-timed 5K run with a public safety challenge*
- The NEW Hot Dog Mile! We encourage participants to bring their dogs as you walk, run, or roll to the finish line! Get a hot dog and a bandana! Participate in our High School challenge* **Vegan option available
- Family fun including music, kids obstacle course, arts and crafts presented by Home Depot, silent auction, face painting, and more.
*public safety challenge – Public safety departments (fire, police, paramedics) team up! The top 3 times get scored and the winner gets a traveling trophy.
*High School challenge – High School students and athletes who want to participate must register as a team of 3. Runners must finish at the same time, first team across wins! Traveling trophy for the winning team.
8am-10am – All family fun activities
8am – 5K timed race (Pre-registration – $25. Raceday registration – $30.)
9am – Hot dog mile ($15)
**Medical tent available pre/post race provided by Resonance Physiotherapy & Sports Performance**
Award certificates for age bracket champions & runner-ups. Public safety 5K Challenge Trophy to champion team and High School Trophy to Hot dog mile Champion team
Event website: chainoflakesrotary.com/5Krun
Why we run
On September 6, 2005, Lino Lakes Police Officer Shawn Silvera was killed in the line of duty while assisting in a high-speed chase on I-35W. Officer Silvera was struck by the suspect’s car after deploying stop-sticks. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Shawn made the ultimate sacrifice while serving to protect the citizens of the State of Minnesota. In 2006, a portion of I-35W was designated as “Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial Highway.” The web page, www.shawnsilvera.org, was created in his honor and gives information on the Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial Run that is held every August. The event is jointly held with the Chain of Lakes Rotary, the Lino Lakes Police, the Lino Lakes YMCA and the City of Lino Lakes’ Park and Recreation.