Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run

Annual fundraising event sponsored by the Chain of Lakes Rotary Club

Join us for the annual Officer Shawn Silvery Rotary Run sponsored by the Chain of Lakes Rotary, SMW Financial Credit Union and Lino Lakes Parks and Recreation. Proceeds from the event benefit the MN Law Enforcement Explorer’s Scholarship Fund, the MN Concerns of Police Survivors and Centennial High School STRIVE scholarship program.

On September 6, 2005, Lino Lakes Police Officer Shawn Silvera was killed in the line of duty while assisting in a high-speed chase on I-35W. Officer Silvera was struck by the suspect’s car after deploying stop-sticks. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Shawn made the ultimate sacrifice while serving to protect the citizens of the State of Minnesota. In 2006, a portion of I-35W was designated as “Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial Highway.” The web page,, was created in his honor and gives information on the Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial Run that is held every August. The event is jointly held with the Chain of Lakes Rotary, the Lino Lakes Police, the Lino Lakes YMCA and the City of Lino Lakes’ Park and Recreation.

This Fun Run is a part of the Lino Lakes Blue Heron Days Celebration. All runners will enjoy a scenic 5K run through the Anoka County Chain of Lakes trail system. A 2k run is offered to all children who are registered and the YMCA offers a Splash n Dash. All runners will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and snacks at the end of the race.

For more information call 651-982-2446 or visit