2nd ANNUAL Blue line
Twilight 5K and 10K Run
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7 p.m.
$35 per person: non law enforcement
$25 per person: current or former law enforcement
Each participant will
receive an event t-shirt and souvenir goody bag; medals will be awarded to all
registrants completing the course. Walkers welcome!
The event will
kick-off with a Kids Fun Run around the campus interior at 6 p.m.
Individual registration: Click here.
Online registration is available through Wednesday, May 6.
In-person registration will be available on Friday, May 8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, 5-6:30 p.m. at the
John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center lobby, 1219 University Drive, COTC Newark campus.
The event, a
collaboration between COTC and the Licking County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), will
honor law enforcement personnel as they prepare for National Police Week, May
11-17. Proceeds from the Blue Line Twilight Run will benefit COTC’s Officer
Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service
and the LCSO’s Stuff the Backpack fund.
- COTC’s Officer
Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service is presented by the Cottrell family in memory
of Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr., who was senselessly killed in the line of
duty while working in the Knox County town of Danville in January 2016.
Cottrell was born in Newark and graduated from COTC's basic police academy in
2002. He served in law enforcement for more than 14 years. Established by
Cottrell's mother, Melissa Osborn, and sister, Nicole Kohlmier, the award is presented at each COTC Peace
Officer Basic Training (POBT) graduation ceremony during the academic year. The
$1,000 award assists the recipient with equipment purchases and other expenses
associated with beginning a career in law enforcement. Endowing the fund
will allow for three $1,000 awards annually from the endowment's interest,
leaving the fund's principal untouched so the award can exist in perpetuity.
- Stuff the Backpack is a program created by the
LCSO to help underserved school-age children in Licking County schools served
by the LCSO prepare for the new school year. Uniformed officers shop for school
supplies with an identified child and their family, creating positive
relationships with law enforcement in a fun-filled, encouraging atmosphere.
Sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College and the Licking County Sheriff's Department
Photos from the 2019 Blue Line Twilight Run