Our Mission

Net proceeds from the Run for the Badge support the mission of the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to tell the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a "walk in the shoes" experience. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs.

Located at Judiciary Square in our nation’s capital in Washington, DC, it is the first national museum dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement. Within the walls of the Museum’s strikingly contemporary exterior, artifacts from our collection of more than 20,000 objects tell the story of American law enforcement past, present, and future and engage visitors of all ages in memorable, immersive and experiential exhibits. The Museum serves as a platform for constructive dialog to help strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

For more information, please contact runforthebadge@nleomf.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the Run for the Badge?
Click the 'Register' button at the top of the page, and select whether you want to participate virtually as an individual, create a team, or join a team. Registration fees are $35.00 per person which includes a t-shirt, medal and bib.

When is the Run for the Badge?
Saturday, October 10, 2020 is the commemorative date to honor the fallen in law enforcement. All runners/walkers can begin their runs on September 10th (30 days before the event)! All race timing must be submitted no later than 3:00pm (EST) the day of the event to qualify for prizes.

Is there a fundraising requirement to participate?
Everyone is encouraged to fundraise for this important cause.

How do I find a participant’s personal fundraising webpage?
Click on Donate, and search by their first or last name. Try entering just the first few letters of the participant’s name to get more search results, or just the last name.

How do I make a donation?
Click on Donate, and search by a participant’s first or last name.

How do I create a custom fundraising page?
Once you register, you will be able to create your own fundraising page and share it with your community as you generate awareness about our law enforcement heroes and their sacrifice. Prizes will be awarded to you for hitting certain fundraising goals.

Can I cancel my registration?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund for this event, but you will receive your complimentary participant shirt, bib and medal as a thanks for your support and contribution!

How do I form or join a team?
If you have not already registered for the event as a Virtual participant, go to the online registration form and select “Start a Team” if you would like to be the team captain, or “Join a Team” if you know the name of a team you would like to join. If you have already registered for the event as an individual and would like to form or join a team, please contact us at info@RunfortheBadge.org.

Is a portion of the registration fee a donation?
No. Your registration fee does not apply towards your fundraising, nor is it tax-deductible.

Can I make a donation to a team?
No. Every participant fundraises individually to participant and earn incentives so you must select an individual team member to donate to. However, any donations to those individuals will be displayed on the team's page.

What happens to the money I raise?
The dollars raised by our participants support law enforcement and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to help strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve and to honor those we’ve lost and support those who protect and serve Americans every day. For more information on the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum, please visit LawMemorial.org and LawEnforcementMuseum.org.

Why is the “Donate” search not finding a participant that I know has registered?
Try entering just the first few letters of the participant’s name to get more search results, or just the last name.

Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your personal tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift.

How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant’s Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as “From the whole Connor family” or “In memory of Aunt Cathy.” Please note: We cannot process dedications for donations made by U.S. mail.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions not listed under the FAQ page?
Please contact us at info@runforthebadge.org.

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