The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) finished fourth in its division in the 21st Annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay race.

The SMPD competed with 22 other teams in the division for departments with under 300 sworn police officers.

The Fremont Police Department in Northern California won the event in that division.

The Santa Monica team overall time was 16 hours, two minutes.

The Challenge Cup Relay is the largest and most unusual law enforcement race in the world, SMPD officials say.

The event is a 120-mile, 20- section, foot race beginning in Baker and finishing in Las Vegas.

The relay race course runs from Baker through the Mojave Desert to the town of Shoshone, California, north to Pahrump, Nevada, over the Mountain Springs Pass at an altitude of 5,600 feet and descends to Las Vegas, Nevada.

The runners are followed by a van driven by a volunteer support staff member who provides transportation to and from each of the 20 stage points

More than 213 teams of 20 runners each entered this year’s competition.

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