RCMP lacing up for torch run

Local police will take part in fundraiser for Special Olympics athletes

  • May. 21, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Townsman Staff

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on Friday, June 7 with members of the Cranbrook RCMP lacing up and inviting the public join in.

The run is to raise awareness and funding for Special Olympics B.C. and local Special Olympics athletes. It is a three or five kilometre fun run or walk.

The run begins at 4 p.m. at Rotary Park and finishes at Kinsmen Park, where there will be a free barbecue for all participants and a friendly game of softball with Special Olympics athletes.

The run is part of a province-wide initiative, so all across B.C., members of law enforcement will be putting on their runners and participating along with the public.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has been around in B.C. starting in 1990 and has brought in around $3.4 million since that time.

Worldwide, the Law Enforcement Torch Run takes in $30 million per year for the Special Olympics cause.

To register for the run, you can either go online to www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr or go down to the Cranbrook RCMP detachment at 31 – 11th Avenue South.

Registration is $25 and includes a dry-fit t-shirt, food and participation in the festivities.

All money raised goes to Special Olympics BC.

For more information contact Cst. Lisa Schlatter of the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471.