CSUSM Police Officer Matthew Curran teamed up with 19 fellow California State University Police Department members to race in the Baker to Vegas (B2V) competition. The CSU team took first place in their division. The race is a 120-mile law enforcement relay challenge that begins outside Baker, CA and ends in Las Vegas, NV. It’s an opportunity to promote collaboration and camaraderie within the department. Curran shared, “The majority of the runners are police officers, but other runners included parking personnel, community services officers, and administrative support staff.”


Curran – a CSUSM graduate who was on the track and field team – was assigned the eighth leg of the race. The steep, uphill 6.6-mile stretch was ranked as one of the most difficult, and the whole team had to work hard to combat the heat.

The CSU team finished the B2V course in 16 hours, 14 minutes, and 43 seconds, half an hour ahead of the second place team. Curran concluded, “I was extremely honored to have qualified for this year’s team, and I am looking forward to many more races with these incredibly talented individuals.”