2019 1st Responder Challenge Winners

1000 + Firefighter/Officer Category

  • LAPD - $7000

  • LASD - $3000

100- 999 Firefighter/Officer Category

  • El Monte PD - $5000

The 1st Responder Challenge began with the Boston’s Run To Remember. Each year departments from across the globe field teams of 5 or more runners who compete for a cash prize to their own favorite charity. It was this challenge that lead the LAPD to invite the Boston team to produce the inaugural LA race in 2016.


  • Field a team of 5 or more runners to complete as a team in the Half Marathon. All runners must be sworn first responders on race day.

  • Your team's 5 members race times will be averaged to determine your team score

  • The fastest teams in each category will receive a cash donation to a charity of their choosing or use it within their department to better serve the community.




We have 4 categories based on the size of your department


$7,000 1st Place
$3,000 2nd Place


$5,000 1st Place


$5,000 1st Place


$500 Cadet/Explorer Post 10K



Each team member must register themselves individually – though if using a running club check or if a sponsor is paying the registration fee for your team – then print paper applications and each member can mail in with a note at top saying a check is coming from (name source). We will match the applications and the check as they arrive. 

When registering be sure to click yes for “Active 1st Responder” and then enter your department name. Once 5 or more from your department are registered, we will create your 1st Responder Challenge team

If you have any questions or would like marketing materials to promote the race, please contact mark.k@runtorememberla.org or call 424-285-6060.