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The Matt Haverkamp Foundation was established in November 2005 in remembrance of a beloved son, dear friend, and K9 police officer. The purpose of The Foundation is to continue Matt Haverkamp’s legacy and keep his memory alive by supporting the law enforcement agencies in communities in the greater Cincinnati area. Since The Foundation’s inception, we have been able to purchase 70 K9s with the more than $500,000 that have been raised. These great accomplishments have been made possible from the many participants in our two annual fundraising events, our sponsors, and our donors.


OUR NEXT UPCOMING EVENT:


FIFTEENTH ANNUAL MATT’S 5K PURSUIT (VIRTUAL)

This year will mark the FIFTEENTH year for the annual Matt’s 5K Pursuit. As you know, we are in uncertain times and this has led us to make necessary changes to this year’s Matt’s 5k Pursuit. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our runners, volunteers, and K9 teams. In order to do our part to keep everyone healthy and safe, we will now be hosting a VIRTUAL 5K instead of at the beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery.

Between April 19 and April 26, 2020

UMM, OKAY, SO WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
Here is How the Virtual 5K Process Works

Between April 19 and April 26, run or walk 3.1 miles using the mileage/tracking app of your choice (see below for our suggested apps). You decide your terrain – nature trails, around the block, or even on the treadmill! Look for an email from us with a link to upload your 5K time. You must upload your time by April 26, 2020 to qualify for ranking in this event!

SOUNDS LIKE FUN! I’M IN! NOW WHAT?
Here’s How to Register and What Happens If You Have Already Registered

Register between now and April 19 for $25 per adult (no late fees will be incurred). If you have already registered, you will automatically be switched to our Virtual 5K!

Register for Matt’s 5K Pursuit, become an event sponsor, and/or make a personal donation online by visiting our RunSignUp page or downloading the Matt’s 5K Pursuit form and mailing it in along with your payment.

We accept payments by cash, check, and credit card. Payments made by credit card will incur a processing fee.

GET YOUR STEPS IN AND MAKE SURE THEY COUNT!
Download One of the Following Suggested Tracking Apps to Record Your 5K Progress and Upload Your Times

• Adidas Runtastic

• Asics Runkeeper

• Couch To 5K

• Nike Run Club

• Strava

• Under Armour Endomondo

• Under Armour MapMyRun

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The Matt Haverkamp Foundation

KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON!
Registered Participants Will Still Receive a Race T-Shirt for This Year’s 5K

Everyone who has already registered, or will register (before April 19), for the 5K will receive a race t-shirt! Distribution details will be announced as we get more information.
We are still accepting sponsorships for the t-shirts until March 31! Get you name, company name, or company logo on this year’s t-shirts!

BLING! BLING!
The Leaders of the Pack Will Still Receive a Medal for This Year’s 5K

All of our top finishers will receive Matt’s 5K Pursuit medals and we will post the results on our Facebook page and website. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 men and top 3 women RUNNERS in each age division. They will also be awarded to the top 3 men and top 3 women WALKERS overall. We are so excited to share this year’s medal design with you!

IF THE VIRTUAL 5K NOT YOUR STYLE, DONATE!
Easily Turn Your Registration Fee Into a Donation

You can still do your part without braking a sweat by turning your race registration fee into a donation! Please email us at nancyhaverkamp@yahoo.com if this option works best for you. We’ll make sure that you receive recognition!

STILL JUST WANT A REFUND?
We Can Do That (and Won’t Take It Personally)

If you would like your race registration fee refund please submit your request no later than March 26, 2020 via the methods below.
If you paid by card: A form will be available soon on our RunSignUp page for credit/debit card payments.
If you paid by check: Please email us nancyhaverkamp@yahoo.com and she will request a refund check.

Please note that each refund request is a manual operation and it could take up to 60 days for processing. We apologize for any inconvenience.

STAY CONNECTED WITH US!
…Just Not Too Close

We want you to have as much fun with our Virtual 5K as possible! We are currently working through all logistics and we will post more updates on activities on our Facebook page and our website. Of course we want to see your photos and videos! Post them to our Facebook page between April 19 and April 26 and tag them with #matts5kpursuit!

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS ANNUAL EVENT, VISIT THE MATT’S 5K PURSUIT PAGE.