The Abbotsford Police Challenge Run returns this Saturday to raise money for the Special Olympics. (File photo)

Abbotsford Police Challenge Run raises Special Olympics funds

Event takes place Saturday, June 10 at Thunderbird Memorial Square

The 27th annual Abbotsford Police Challenge Run takes place Saturday, June 10 at 9 a.m. to raise money for Special Olympics British Columbia (SOBC).

Hundreds of runners, amateur joggers, and walkers from all over the Fraser Valley will converge at Thunderbird Memorial Square (adjacent to the Abbotsford Police Department at 2838 Justice Way) to run, walk and volunteer to raise money for the charity.

The run has raised more than $400,000 for local charities since its inaugural event. It is driven by local volunteer efforts and the support of several local businesses.

“The Abbotsford Police are proud of the efforts by so many individuals to carry on this great tradition of running,” said run coordinator Kelly Pater. “We’re running hard to improve the quality of life in The Fraser Valley.”

The Abbotsford Police Challenge will feature categories and prizes for all levels. Registrations are still being accepted, including on race day.

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