Since 2005 the Ronnie Williams Foundation has presented “Trooper Ron's Run” a 5K run/walk that has grown into a community safety event. The next Trooper run will be Saturday, May 1, at Glasgow Park.


Since 2005 the Ronnie Williams Foundation has presented “Trooper Ron's Run” a 5K run/walk that has grown into a community safety event. The next Trooper run will be Saturday, May 1, at Glasgow Park.

The event is held at Glasgow Park in Newark. This location with its open spaces and central location, provided an opportunity to invite police agencies, fire departments and safety related organizations to set-up displays and do demonstrations.

“The park is an ideal site for this type of event” said Jennifer Hawkins, executive director of the foundation. “The park is easily accessible and has plenty of green space for us to utilize."

Among the activities offered at the event, there will be a kids fun run, police K9 demonstrations, emergency vehicle displays and safety resources. Parents can interact with emergency workers getting the latest safety resources and information. Food will be provided by Chick-Fil-A of Bear and race sponsors will also be on hand to provide give-aways.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Ronnie Williams Foundation, a non-profit founded in memory of Cpl. Ronald Williams Jr. Cpl. Williams was a 16-year veteran of the Delaware State Police. The foundation provides scholarships and support for law enforcement across Delaware. To date, the foundation has assisted Delaware State and Wilmington police with their community policing efforts and has given 15 scholarships to area students.

A portion of the run proceeds will go to the Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship, in addition to the other available scholarships.

A pre-registration/safety night will be held at Chick-Fil-A on Route 40 in Bear, Monday, April 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be discounts and giveaways, along with police and fire personnel on hand.

Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. with the race at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A of Bear.

For more information, go to www.trooperronsrun.com or call 302-893-0177.