SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The second annual Run for Rob fundraising event is set for the first week of May in Sullivan.

The event is in memory of Rob Pitts who was killed in the line of duty on May 4, 2018. Officer Pitts was shot and killed while conducting a homicide investigation at what was then known as Garden Quarter Apartments in Terre Haute. As Officer Pitts and other detectives approached the homicide suspect’s apartment the man opened fire on them, fatally wounding Officer Pitts. Officer Pitts was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. Officer Pitts had served with the Terre Haute Police Department for 16 years and prior to that, he was a six-year veteran of the Sullivan City Police Department.

Image from first Run for Rob event.

Last year’s run raised $10,000 dollars for COPS Cycling for Survivors. The event had 350 registered participants from eight states. This year’s event will consist of a 5k, a 1.96-mile walk, a Kids Fun Run, and a four-person “Heroes team workout.”

The four-person team event called the “Heroes Team Workout” is something that was invented by members of the Indiana State Police. Teams will be tasked with doing 196 sit-ups, 196 squats, and 196 pushups. They then have to work together during a 1-mile run to carry 2 sandbags the entire length.

196 was the badge number that Officer Rob Pitts wore.

The Run for Rob will take place at the Sullivan City Park Saturday, May 7 starting at 9 a.m. Those wishing to register can do so online here.