The 3.5 kilometre walk/run event gets underway at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, in downtown Prince George. This is a fun event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympic athletes in our province, and specifically in the Prince George area. The event is primarily made up of members, staff and family of various public safety agencies including the B.C. Sheriffs Service, Prince George Fire/Rescue and the Prince George Detachment of the RCMP.
Following the run at about 4:30 p.m., the RCMP will host a public barbecue, social gathering and 50/50 raffle on Fifth Avenue next to the detachment. All are welcome to attend.
We are very happy to help raise money to support these local athletes, said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP, in a press release.
Their dedication and effort into their respective sports is inspiring. The generosity of this community is equally inspiring, so we are confident that this will be a successful event.
The Prince George RCMP and its partners are very appreciative of local businesses that have supported this event through donations, he added.
The one block portion of Fifth Avenue between Victoria Street and Vancouver Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 3-6 p.m. on the day of the event.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an innovative initiative powered by dedicated law enforcement members around the world who want to help Special Olympics athletes experience acceptance, achievement, and admiration through sport.
Donations can be made to Special Olympics BC at www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr.