Registration Open for 11th Annual Cops & Joggers

The nighttime course along and over the Caloosahatchee River will be illuminated with red and blue lights. Police cruisers, motorcycles, firetrucks and more help the Fort Myers Police Department celebrate the 11th annual Cops & Joggers 5K Run and Family Fun Night.

This year’s race is dedicated to fallen FMPD officer Adam Jobbers-Miller and Highlands County Deputy William Gentry. The event takes place on Saturday, October 13th in Downtown Fort Myers. The festivities take place at the corner of Hendry Street and Edwards Drive (new location) starting at 5 p.m. There will be activities, law enforcement displays, food vendors, plus a children’s play area with bounce house, slides and more.

The night race starts at 7:45 p.m. with a motorcycle escort leading the way for runners, joggers, and walkers. The course runs along the Caloosahatchee River over the Edison Bridge and back to Downtown.

Participants can register in person, by mail or online at with entry fees ranging from $15 for youths under 17 and $25 for adults who register by October 11, 2018.

The Cops & Joggers 5K is officially sanctioned by the Fort Myers Track Club and presented by the Fort Myers Police Department.  All proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial Foundation and the Brotherhood Ride.  For more information email Lt. Jeff Bernice at or call 239-321-7698.