CAL STATE UNIV PD
MORE TEAM HISTORY:
The CSU Police Running Team was founded almost 20 years ago by Jess Lopez (Fullerton) and Will Glen (Long Beach). They had the vision to combine System wide South and North C.R.U. Platoons and on December 19th, 1997, the first CSU B2V steering committee met at CSUN. A few weeks
later several of the members actually drove the B2V course for orientation.
Four Months after that, on April 25-26th, 1998, CSU PD entered and
participated in the B2V race for the first time. The first CSU System wide
B2V Team consisted of Runners and Volunteers from 11 campuses
(Fullerton, San Diego, San Francisco, Long Beach, Los Angeles, SLO,
San Bernardino, Pomona, Northridge, Dominguez Hills and Humboldt).
That first year, CSUPD Team #189 finished in 19:27:34 and secured a 176th overall finishing place (20th in the division). Even more important though, the CSU POLICE RUNNING TEAM was born! In 2016, the Team completed the B2V race in 16:14:43 AND earned a 52nd overall finishing place (1st in the 500 Invitational Division). In 2017, the Team repeated as Division Champions (the 3rd time in 5 years) with a time of 16:07:37. In 2019, we earned another 1st place finish as well as set the team record (AND DIVISION RECORD) time running 15:31:56! What's next???
Every March, we come together from all over California to compete as ONE. The CSUPD B2V Running Team has become a formidable competitor in our Division and we're slowly working our way up the overall ranks to the Elites.
We are passionate about lifetime fitness and helping each other become better versions of ourselves. Staying physically and mentally fit isn't a choice, it's a necessity that requires work and running a lot of miles. It also requires a good pair of shoes!
Running in the heat of the desert, or in the middle of the night while coyotes track your every step, isn't necessarily fun for everyone, BUT winning is! So is celebrating our achievements with CSU friends and colleagues at the Team Awards BBQ Banquet or up on the official B2V podium accepting our plaque and MUGS! Good times!!
The Team was originally fielded by State C.R.U. (Critical Response Unit) members. We have now grown to include ALL sworn CSU Police Officers as well as non sworn PD employees statewide. Over the
past seven years, the Team has earned four 1st Place Division Finishes (2013, 2016, 2017 and 2019) along with a 3rd and two 2nd Place finishes respectively in 2014, 2015 and 2018. However, we are always looking to get FASTER and to attract top CSUPD talent from across the state. Join the Team today and help make history.