AIKEN, S.C. - USC Aiken will hold its First Annual Homecoming 5K Run and Fun Run this month. The 5K will benefit The Sandy Rogers and Scotty Richardson Memorial Scholarship.

The event honors two Aiken police officers, Sandy Rogers and Scott Richardson, who were killed in the line of duty in 2011 and 2012. This scholarship is awarded by the sociology program at USC Aiken. Students pursuing a career in criminal justice can apply for the scholarship.

Family and friends of Rogers and Richardson made an initial gift in 2013 to establish this scholarship to honor these heroes of Aiken Department of Public Safety. The scholarship is meant to provide a lasting legacy. 

The 5K Run is Saturday, February 24. The race is open to anyone. Each 5K participant receives a t-shirt and finalists receive medals. You can sign up for the race by clicking here.