BOSTON – Boston’s Run to Remember, a scenic road race through historic downtown Boston on Memorial Day weekend to honor fallen law enforcement officers, is open for registration and already more than half full.

Race organizers are urging runners to sign up soon to take advantage of the “Early Bird” registration fee of $85.

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The event’s half marathon and five-mile races are set for Sunday, May 24, and start at the Seaport World Trade Center in downtown Boston. This is the 11th year for the annual charity event, created as a tribute to Massachusetts law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

“Registrations are running far ahead of last year’s pace at this time – we are half full and we’re just getting into February,” said Race Director Steve Balfour. “We know we will need to close down registration at some point, so we encourage everyone who wants to take part to register online soon before we sell out.”

Race organizers are planning for a field size of approximately 10,000. Last year, 9,504 runners crossed the finish line in the two races.

Both races feature loop courses that start at the Seaport World Trade Center and wind through historic downtown Boston, with the half marathon crossing over the Charles River along Memorial Drive in Cambridge before looping back.

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Boston’s Run to Remember is produced by a handful of police officers and detectives who volunteer their time to create, organize and manage the race. Proceeds benefit the community and children’s programs of the Boston Police Runner’s Club. For those who cannot run this year but want to take part, donations may be made to Boston’s Run to Remember and sent to P.O. Box 760670, Melrose MA 02176.