Activities for children include the free kid’s fun run, the Kids Combat Challenge, a bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall, face painting, and special appearances by local professional sports team mascots Rocky, Crusher and Wooly.
AirLife Memorial Run/Walk Event Timeline (Saturday, May 11th, 2013):
5K/10K Run........... 8:00a.m.
5K Walk........... 8:05a.m.
Kids Fun Run........... 9:30a.m.
Awards Ceremony........... 10:00a.m.
EMS Volleyball Challenge........... 10:30a.m.
Fire Muster Ends........... 2:00p.m.
Each year, Friends of AirLife hosts the event in honor of the everyday heroes in EMS and those emergency responders who lost their lives. The race was created in memory of Pete Albplanalp, Beth Barber, Leslie Feldmann and Julie Olmstead, who died on Dec. 14, 2007, in an AirLife helicopter crash and related car accident. Since its inception, the race has evolved to include honoring the fallen heroes of air medical, EMS, fire and police, as well as the beloved Friends of AirLife founder, Jim Ulrich, who lost his battle with leukemia in Dec. 2006.
Organizers of the event, the Friends of AirLife, dedicate the proceeds from this year’s event to the maintenance of the AirLife Memorial Park and continued EMS education, including the Jim Ulrich Silver Falcon Award for EMS leaders. Additionally, proceeds provide assistance for the families of EMS personnel who have been injured or killed in the line of duty.
The AirLife Memorial 5k/10k Run and 5k Walk is $30 for adults and $15 for children (17 and under) prior to race day. Race day registration is $35 for adults and $17.50 for children. Race registration is available at Runners Roost in Denver (1685 S. Colorado Blvd.) and at Running Wild in Highlands Ranch (1970 E. County Line Rd.). Registration is also available online at www.bkbltd.com or www.airlifedenver.com.
About Friends of AirLife
Friends of AirLife is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations received by Friends of AirLife are used to maintain the AirLife Memorial Park located at the site of the 1997 crash, Colorado EMS education through the Jim Ulrich Scholarship Fund, the Jim Ulrich Silver Falcon Award recognizing local EMS leaders, and charitable assistance to families of EMS professionals who have lost their lives in the line of duty.