Kazoo Area Foot Chase
A benefit for Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors (MI-C.O.P.S.).
MI-C.O.P.S. is a Michigan based non-profit 501(f)(3) organization that aids the survivors of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
This September 8th, dust off your walking or running shoes and head to Portage for the 11th Annual Kazoo Area Foot Chase. The Kazoo Area Foot Chase is a 3.5-mile fun run patterned after a police foot chase in pursuit of fleeing suspects. The event is held each September by a group of Kalamazoo area law enforcement officers as a benefit for Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors. The unconventional course often includes fences, fields, business districts, school grounds, neighborhoods, and even buildings to run through before reaching the finish line. "Witnesses" located along the route give the only clues where to go next. The course is not certified, but the event is timed. Awards are given to the top 2 times in each age and gender category. Prizes are also awarded to runners who apprehend a "suspect" or recover "contraband" found along the way. Additional prize is awarded to the first law enforcement officer, corrections officer or dispatcher (ID required) to cross the finish line. And a trophy is awarded to the police academy that sends the fastest recruits in the running event.