Crime Solvers 5k: A Race Against Crime, Sponsored by Investigation Discovery, today announced that Homicide Hunter star Lt. Joe Kenda will emcee the race, wishing runners well at race start and signing autographs with finishers and their families at the third-annual 5k, to be held Saturday, August 1.
Registration for the race is now open at www.crimesolvers5k.com, with early-bird pricing in effect until July 3.
Kenda made a career solving murders with the Colorado Springs Police Department and now shares those stories on the hit Investigation Discovery show Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda. An all new season premieres Tuesday, August 18th at 10/9c.
“Our race is all about highlighting the community aspect of law enforcement. We’re always excited to bring together Fairfax County’s first responders, but we’re thrilled this year to welcome Lt. Joe Kenda to the fold. It’s an honor to have a veteran public safety officer like him see our runners off,” said Fairfax County Crime Solvers Board President Sean Stevens.
This year’s race will again feature a fun-run for kids, a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog, lots of public safety vehicles for the kids to explore, and community activities such as child fingerprinting. Registered runners and bystanders will also watch public safety responders compete against each other in the competitive Public Safety Challenge. This challenge pits Fairfax County’s first responders from the police department, the fire department and the sheriff’s office against each other in a race for bragging rights and the coveted Public Safety Challenge trophy awarded by Lt. Kenda.
Over the past two years the race has raised more than $11,000 for Fairfax County Crime Solvers, and this year the organization is proud to partner with title sponsor Investigation Discovery.
ABOUT HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA
A murder will change the life of a victim, their families, and the convicted killer… but what about the investigator? On Investigation Discovery’s HOMICIDE HUNTER, Lt. Joe Kenda, a veteran of Colorado’s homicide investigation unit with one of the highest case closure rates in the country, reveals chilling memories of cases that still haunt him.
ABOUT LT. JOE KENDA
After more than two decades of catching killers with the Colorado Springs Police Department, Lt. Joe Kenda has memories that 13 years of retirement, and even the best therapist in the country, can’t bury. During his tenure, Lt. Kenda and his team solved 387 homicide investigations, resulting in a 92% solve rate. In HOMICIDE HUNTER, Lt. Kenda re-opens his “Murder Books,” folders in which the details of his cases are held, for viewers to revisit each case and understand the crime-solving process.
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is a community-oriented program involving citizens, the business community, news media, and the Fairfax County Police Department working together in the fight against crime. The organization pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of any person or persons who commit crimes in Fairfax County or to the capture of a wanted person. To submit a tip call 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637), click HERE, or download the mobile app Tip Submit.
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television and one of America’s fastest growing cable networks, delivering the highest-quality programming to more than 86 million U.S. households. From harrowing cases to in-depth investigations and the heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society, and the human condition. ID’s national public affairs campaign, INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE, is designed to inform national conversations around such topics as violence against women, domestic violence, victims’ rights, social and civil rights, mental health, bullying and sexual assault, while inspiring viewers to take action and make a difference in the lives of others. More information and partner resources can be found at InspireADifference.com. To learn more about ID, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. ID is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK).