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The James Biever Police-Community Alliance will hold its second annual 5K run/1-mile walk fundraising event on Saturday, August 13, 2022. 

The 2022 James Biever Memorial 5K will begin at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center located at 80 Rocherty Road in Lebanon, extend out onto the connecting Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, and return to the Expo Center pavilion by the Rising Star soccer fields.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m., the 5K run (facilitated by Pretzel City Sports) will begin at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile walk will take place at 9 a.m. Friendly dogs are welcome and children under 10 walk for free. Registration for walkers and runners is now open and cost is $15 per walker and $25 per runner with registration prior to Aug. 1, and $20 per walker and $30 per runner to register the day of the event. Interested individuals can register online at jbpca.org/events

After the race, runners, walkers, and spectators are invited to partake in yard games, purchase tickets to win raffle baskets, or buy food and drink from food vendors. The Chubby Unicorn and The Oasis, both local food trucks, will be on site to sell refreshments. 

Formerly the Biever Family Police Police Scholarship Fund, the non-profit organization hosting this fundraiser recently went through a name change to become the James Biever Police-Community Alliance. The name change is significant as it better defines the mission of the foundation started in 2020 in memory of founder James Biever, a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper who passed away from stage four cancer in August of 2020.

“This name change allowed us to more fully recognize our foundation’s mission – Scholarship, Continuing Education and Community Relations,” Michelle Biever noted. “We realized that our new name acknowledged the broader reach of the foundation. It is not just about scholarships, it is also about education of police and community.”

The James Biever Police-Community Alliance will continue to promote and pursue the three facets that identify its mission: scholarship, continuing education, and community relations. 

We would also like to acknowledge our sponsors of this year’s event:

The Trooper
Amerman, Ginder & Co., LLC, Autohaus Lebanon Volkswagen, Bering Real Estate Co., Lebanon Paint & Wallpaper, Inc., Potena Physical Therapy, Inc., Stifel, Tim McShane Agency, Inc., Woodland Contractors

The Corporal
Leitzel’s Jewelry, Shalom Therapy Services, LLC, Melnick, Moffitt, Mesaros ENT Associates, Pizza Town (Jonestown)

The Sergeant
Zweiers, Peiffer Machine Services, Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc.

The Captain
322 Storage, Byler Holdings, The Wenger Foundation, Dr. Jerome and Mrs. Diane Gottleib

The James Biever Police-Community Alliance’s mission is to enhance and foster police and community relations while providing financial support to Lebanon County police departments and individuals interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice. The alliance is continuously developing a three-prong approach (scholarship, continuing education, and community relations) to achieve its vision of, “A county where police and its citizens work alongside each other for the greater good.” More information on the James Biever Police-Community Alliance is available at jbpca.org or by emailing [email protected]