LOS ANGELES POLICE REVOLVER & ATHLETIC CLUB INC
- Sports & Recreation
LocationPO BOX 861148LOS ANGELES, CA 90086 United States
LAPRAAC'S MISSION IS TO ENCOURAGE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SKILLS PROVIDING ATHLETIC, EDUCATIONAL, MARKSMANSHIP, PHYSICAL FITNESS, FACILITIES, RECREATION & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES TO BENEFIT ALL MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT.
The Challenge Cup / Baker to Vegas Relay was the vision of Los Angeles Police Officers Chuck Foote and Larry Moore. It was spawned following the format laid by the LAPD Metro Division´s "Death Valley Relay" which came to an abrupt end in 1985 after a seven-year stint of running through the Devil’s graveyard.
The Annual Challenge Cup/Baker to Vegas Relay is scheduled to take place (depending on Las Vegas accommodations) over a weekend from late March to early April. The course begins 25 miles north of Baker CA. on Highway 127 to Shoshone CA; then northeast on Highway 178, across the state line into Nevada on Highway 372 to Pahrump NV., then southeast on Highway 160 to the finish inside the Hilton Hotel Convention Room in Las Vegas. Teams are scheduled to run in eleven flights, depending upon their ability, with flights starting hourly from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
On Sunday, eight hours after the last team finishes, an Awards Ceremony is held in the Hilton Hotel Convention room for over 6000 runners and support personnel; several thousand family members and friends; and almost a thousand race volunteers. The festivities began with a most impressive Opening Program providing entertainment for all. Over 145 VIP law enforcement dignitaries, chiefs of police, agents-in-charge and sheriffs are introduced to the crowd.