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Cops Running For Charity to Run Marathon in Myanmar
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Cops Running For Charity To Run Marathon In Myanmar


Bagan, Myanmar

Date & Time:

Nov. 2, 2013

Unit(s) Responsible:

Cops Running For Charity


As Myanmar, formerly Burma, slowly emerges from the cloud of civil war and military control, there is an air of optimism in the Southeast Asian country of 60 million people.

Things are getting better there, although much work remains to be done. For the members of Cops Running For Charity, Myanmar presents itself as an opportunity in the form of a marathon that traverses an area boasting more than 2,000 temples that have been closed to westerners for the past 50 years.

In their quest to find worthy running courses in exotic locales, the CRFC have found another place featuring spectacular scenery and rich cultural traditions.

The team will run the Bagan Temple Marathon on November 2nd. The course travels through villages on dirt trails that will combine with high temperatures and humidity to provide plenty of challenges for the runners, who have trained locally for many years and competed in numerous running events.

The group has run hundreds of miles in preparation for, and during, marathons. They also have raised more than $250,000 for the benefit of those among us who need it the most. They have a commitment to their community and to physical fitness that has spanned decades. All of the runners pay for their own expenses, including the cost of travel. That leaves behind every dollar they raise for the charities they have chosen.


This year, the team hopes to raise $50,000 for medical charities that include: Children's Hospital, ALS, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hospice of Camarillo, Dr. Darrell Davey Foundation, The Steve Gleason Foundation, and The Blazeman Foundation. 

The runners participating in this event are: Commander Randy Pentis, Commander Tim Hagel, Captain Paul Higgason, Captain Dave Kenney, and Sergeant Frank Underlin.

Anyone interested in more information about CRFC can contact Commander Randy Pentis at (805)947-8067 or by e-mail at


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Prepared by:

Sgt. Eric Buschow


Media Release Date:

Oct. 24, 2013


Follow-Up Contact:

Cmdr. Randy Pentis  (805)947-8067


Approved by:

Cmdr. Randy Pentis