Clovis PD competes in 120-mile race

Clovis PD’s Baker to Vegas team. (Courtesy of Clovis PD)

Clovis Police Department joined hundreds of law enforcement agencies from all over the nation to compete in the 33rd annual Baker to Vegas run from March 17-18.

This year’s team of 23 placed 121st out of 270 (seventh in its division), completing the 120-mile run in 16 hours, 51 minutes and 54 seconds.

The race starts near Baker, California and ends near the Las Vegas strip over the course of less than a day. All teams battled the weather this year which consisted of heat on the desert floor, wind gusts, and a chilly 20 degrees in the mountains during the night.

This is the second year that Clovis PD has organized a team of 23 runners and 29 support personnel to run against 269 other teams through the desert in what has been deemed the “largest police foot pursuit in the world.”

Baker to Vegas was organized by the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club in 1985 to promote “teamwork, camaraderie, physical fitness and competition.”