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The Patrol StrollMission Statement for THE PATROL STROLL

It is the goal of THE PATROL STROLL to bring citizens and law enforcement together in a combined effort to improve the overall health of the men and women of North Carolina.

The Patrol Stroll was first created in 2006. Each year the men and women of The Patrol Stroll committee are dedicated to constantly improving the overall experience of EVERY runner and spectator. PLEASE, contact us via e-mail or sign the guest book and let us know what we could do to improve this event. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Patrol Stroll History

The partnership between Pfizer pharmaceuticals corporation and the NC State Highway Patrol began in 2002, with Pfizer providing the cost of cholesterol (lipid panel) checks for state troopers, their colleagues, and their families. These wellness fairs were more successful than anticipated, as many troopers remarked they enjoyed seeing folks face-to-face that they ordinarily only speak with over their communication systems. One organizer suggested that in addition to these health fairs, we should offer a 5K to the public, to give the public that same opportunity. The result of that suggestion is the annual “Patrol Stroll” 5K and fitness expo, which is held on the 4th Saturday of September each year, at the State Highway Patrol’s Training Academy and Drivers Training Facility in southeast Raleigh, NC.

The Patrol Stroll represents a chance for the motoring public to interact with state troopers in a friendly context, as opposed to the more traditional “roadside education” that troopers sometimes give. The organizers of the road race incorporated as a charitable non-profit (501c3) in 2010, to help facilitate routine operating of the race.

The 2015 Patrol Stroll will be the 9th time we’ve offered this race. The State Highway Patrol is proud to be the host of this event each year. We are also grateful for the continued partnership we have with Pfizer, and our other sponsors who support our endeavor each year with time, energy, and financial resources to make our race possible.

Proceeds from the race are donated to the NC Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, each year. More than $20,000 has been raised through the first seven races, helping to make sure the public remains aware of the dangers involved with impaired driving.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

The Patrol Stroll

3318 Garner Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

Tel: (919) 346-7006

E-mail: [javascript protected email address]

Click here for driving directions and location map.

The Patrol Stroll would like to thank all of our supporters:

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Pfizer National Guard 9th St. Active Feet, Inc North Carolina Highway Patrol
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina