This is a family fun run for fallen Officer Besser. Todd was a 16 year veteran of the Elk River Police Department, school liaison for ISD728 (Elk River Schools), 20 year veteran of the United States Air Force, father and husband. His life and his oldest son's lives were tragically taken in a domestic situation by his youngest son on May 9, 2015 in their St Michael home of 15 years, leaving his family, friends and community devastated.
100% of registration fees go towards Backing the Blue Line (a non-profit, Minnesota police wives group that supports law enforcement families in need), and four college scholarships in honor of Officer Besser.
This is an event geared towards families. There is a kids run and an adult walk/waddle/run. Why a waddle? Todd Besser was known for his walking style, a waddle!
Saturday, May 13, 2017 the race is to start at the Elk River Police Department, 13077 Orono Parkway in Elk River. The kids run starts at 8:30am and the 5K starts at 9am.