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Back the Blue 5K
Uniting Law Enforcement with their communities


Orlando Police Department is a nationally recognized law enforcement agency that is focused on the safety of their residents, visitors and businesses. Their job is to protect the citizens of Orlando and they intend to accomplish that mission, even at the risk of their own lives.

This was the case for Lieutenant Debra Clayton. Debra, a 17-year-veteran of the force, was killed on January 9, 2017 by murder suspect Markeith Lloyd in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Lloyd was wanted in the murder of his girlfriend. 

Debra left behind a husband and one son. She was a community activist and her message was that the police is there for you and here to help you. She was a great leader and led by example. Her goal was to unite Orlando.

Back the Blue 5K is excited, yet humbled, to come to Orlando to help raise money for the family of Debra. Debra will never be forgotten and that’s what this race is for. To remember Debra and her life and to help her family financially.

*Please note that the full course is a 4 mile course. Awards will be given to the fastest overall male and female. There will be a time clock at the 5K mark so you can see your time. You can run the 5K and then walk the rest as a cool down or run the full course. 

We hope you will be a part of the race by registering for the event, becoming a sponsor or donating to the cause.

Registration fees

1 Mile Fun Run Closed

  1. $25.00
    Nov 22 - Jan 10

Supporter Closed

Can't come to the race? Support the cause by registering as a supporter.

  1. $45.00
    Nov 22 - Jan 10

Timed 5K Closed

Registration closed
  • Please note this is a four mile course. However, there will be a timed clock set-up at the 5K mark so you can see your time as you go past.

    1. $35.00
      Nov 22 – Dec 17
    2. $45.00
      Dec 18 – Jan 10

Untimed 5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $35.00
      Nov 22 – Dec 17
    2. $45.00
      Dec 18 – Jan 10

Additional Information

Online registration closes at 9 pm on Wednesday, January 10.

Packet pick-up will be on January 12 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Orlando Police Department headquarters located at  1250 West South Street, Orlando in the Community Room. 

Packet pick-up and on-site registration will open at 7:30 am on January 13 at the Rosemont Community Center.


Event Schedule

  • January 12 11:00 AM EST - Packet Pick-up located at OPD headquarters at 1250 West South Street, Orlando in the Community Room

  • January 13 7:30 AM EST - Packet Pick-up and On-site Registration opens

  • January 13 9:00 AM EST - Timed 5K

  • January 13 10:00 AM EST - Untimed 5K

  • January 13 10:45 AM EST - 1 Mile Fun Run

Contact Information

Event Location

Rosemont Community Center, Rose Bay Drive, Orlando, FL, United States

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