ISP-Versailles Joins “Bolt for the Heart” to Raise Money for AED’s

*Attention all Walkers and Runners*

Versailles-The Indiana State Police-Versailles Post is actively looking for runners and walkers who would like to help raise money for the purchase of AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators) for Indiana State Police vehicles.  Each year, thousands of people are saved by AED’s which provide an electric shock to individuals suffering from a cardiac incident.  The Indiana State Police has again joined with the “Bolt for the Heart” organization to help raise money for the purchase of AED’s for police vehicles.

BFTH has already purchased over 200 AED’s for Indiana State Police vehicles with a goal to purchase an additional 250 AED’s.

Each year, BFTH conducts a 5K Walk/Run on Thanksgiving Day in Carmel, Indiana with all proceeds going towards the purchase of AED’s.  Last year, a “Virtual Run” option was added which allows runners to register on the BFTH website and run a 5K at their own place and time of their choosing. 

This year, the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post will be joining the Bolt for the Heart Organization in hosting our own 5K Run to raise money for AED’s.  The 5K Walk/Run is scheduled for Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Versailles State Park off of US 50, just east of Versailles, Indiana.  The start and finish line will be at the Oak Grove Shelter House inside the state park.  The Indiana State Police has also teamed up with the “Run the Park 5K” event which is being held at the same date, time, and location. 

Those wishing to run in the Versailles BFTH 5K are asked to go the Bolt for the Heart website at http://boltfortheheart.com/events/virtual-race-5k/ and register for the “Virtual Event”.  With your $20 entry fee, you will be sent a BFTH racing bib and finisher’s medal.  For an additional fee, you can also receive a 2017 Bolt for the Heart 5K t-shirt or other memorabilia.  Due to our partnership with the “Run the Park 5K”, runners can pay an additional $3 on the day of the event to be timed with an official timing organization.  Runners can pay $12 total to the “Run the Park 5K” to be timed, receive a RTP 5K t-shirt (while supplies lasts), and to be eligible to receive prizes/awards from the RTP 5K event.  To receive the $12 deal with the Run the Park organization, runners must already be registered with the BFTH 5K.  Runners need to bring proof of BFTH registration to the event.  If it’s received prior to the event, the BFTH racing bib will be sufficient evidence of registration.

Those not wishing to actually run in a 5K are still able to donate directly to the Bolt for the Heart Organization at https://boltfortheheart.com/.  All of the monies donated will go directly towards purchasing AED’s for police vehicles.

Lt. Paul Adams, Indiana State Police-Versailles District Commander, stated, “The partnership between the Indiana State Police and the Bolt for the Heart Organization has been instrumental in ensuring that our police vehicles remain equipped with the latest medical equipment that just may save a life.  It is my hope that each and every citizen takes the time to support this program by participating in the Bolt for the Heart 5K.”

The ISP-Versailles Post is challenging all police, fire, EMS, running clubs, high school teams, and civic organizations to participate.