Weston Police Relief Association 5K is on October 21: Sign Up Now

WPRA 5K, 2022. Photo credit: Sarah Costa Photography

Okay, Weston runners and walkers, it’s time to sign up for the second annual Weston Police Relief Association 5K, held this year on Saturday, October 21. Last year’s first edition of the run included a sprint to the finish line by Police Chief Goulding and Fire Chief Woodside, a phalanx of police cadets running fast and in lockstep, and absolutely zero cameos by everyone’s favorite K9 Knox. I hear that this year Knox will be running sweep to motivate anyone straggling to keep up. Oh fine, he won’t be there, he will be working. Go Knox!

Speaking of working, this fundraiser exists because we don’t pay our police officers enough. Yeah, I’m going to be blunt on that. I know what I know, fight me. Just FYI though you should remember that Knox totally would be on my side. If you don’t know about WPRA (pronounced Weeprah), you can read this Owl interview of president Sergeant Dan Costa from last year or watch the Wes-TEN about the 5K, also from last year which is one of my favorite shows. Try not to be sad to see images of Officer Bazigian who left the police force recently to sell real estate. By the way, the Owl announcement about her departure was the second most-read Owl ever (after the Iron Horse edition).

Yay, cadets. Photo credit: Sarah Costa Photography

The Owl is signing up this morning, not only because she may still be in time to get a free shirt, but as an act of personal hope. I’ve been sidelined for almost 10 months due to injury but may or may not be able to walk or run the course. By the way, the course is my favorite Weston route–the “Love Lane 5k route” with a lovely loop that starts and ends at the Town Green.

After the adult race, there will be a fun run led by the Weston Community Children’s Association (WCCA). You can find out more information about this on the event website. And also there will be food and music on the green. Please join your friends, family, and neighbors to support Weston Police.

Here’s the official stuff:

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Weston Police Relief Association 5K. After the race, please stay for food, music, and entertainment on the Town Green. The 5K course is a USATF-sanctioned race on a USATF-certified course. All proceeds from the race will go to the Weston Police Relief Association.

For more information on the Weston Police Relief Association visit https://westonpolicerelief.org. Strollers and dogs are welcome! There will be plenty of events for kids put on by the The Weston Community Children’s Association (WCCA)


  • Race bib with time chip
  • The first 50 people registered get a  T-Shirt
  • Water and snacks after the race

Day of race in-person registration fee: $30

Registration is here.

See you out there, Weston!

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