Special support for Torch Run

Chilliwack's large law enforcement community will rally Monday in support of Special Olympics.

  • Sun May 31st, 2015 4:00pm
  • Sports

Law enforcement runners take to the streets with a message of respect and inclusion next week, lacing up for the 2015 BC Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Approximately 300 people from several agencies, plus  approximately 100 Special Olympics athletes, are expected to join in the runs in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics.

Since 1990, law enforcement officers have helped raise more than $3-million for Special Olympics through a variety of fundraisers. This is the highlight of the year and it comes to Chilliwack Monday.

Those tackling a 1.3 kilometre walk will start at 11 a.m. at the Promontory Road Save on Foods. Those doing the 2.6 km run start at the same time at Sardis secondary school on Stevenson Road.

Both groups will end up at the Pacific Regional Training Centre (1101 Calais Crescent) around 11:45 a.m.

“Special Olympics athletes deserve to be recognized and celebrated as the inspiring and valued community members that they are, and it’s great to see all of the Lower Mainland RCMP detachments coming together with such enthusiasm to support them,” said Lower Mainland RCMP Assistant Commissioner Dan Malo. “We hope to see many members of the community come out to cheer us on.”