The NYC Events
A Half Marathon in uniform
Our main fund raising event is the Half Marathon in Central Park. Eight Laps of the Southern Loop is just over 13.2 miles . The loop takes in Columbus Circle and the Bethesda Fountain and officers share the route with the horses and carriages and the Park’s usual joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers.
From the UK we’re proud to have officers on board from The Metropolitan Police, Essex Police, The British Transport Police, Surrey Police, Bedfordshire Police and the National Crime Agency.
A Plane Pull at JFK
Thanks to our good friends at JetBlue we borrow an Airbus A320 from them for the Annual Plane Pull at JFK. Teams of Law Enforcement and the U.S Military take part against each other in timed ‘pulls’ to see who is the fastest at pulling the Airbus a set distance. Each Team of 12 raises a minimum of $500 to enter a Team. After the competition a further fundraiser – ‘The after Plane Pull Party’ takes place where all who took part or assisted attend a function where raffles and auctions take place to raise further funds.
The British Consulate
Our friends at Her Majesty’s British Consulate assist us to host a reception in The Queen’s Residence so that we can say ‘Thank You’ in the best traditions of Great Britain. The Consul General, on our behalf, is able to say a huge ‘Thank You’ in the very best way possible. This is a very special evening and in order to match the importance and surroundings of where we are the UK Police officers attend in full number 1 dress uniform.
Our trip to NYC could not go ahead if it were not for organizations such as British Airways, The NYPD, JetBlue, and The Kimberly Hotel to name a few. Please see our Sponsors page to see those who support us.