Participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run make their way along South Fraser Way on Tuesday morning. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run make their way along South Fraser Way on Tuesday morning. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Law Enforcement Torch Run comes through Abbotsford

Event continues until Friday to raise funds for Special Olympics

The BC Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way through Abbotsford on Tuesday morning, helping to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics BC (SOBC).

Law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carried the torch for five kilometres, leaving at 9 a.m. from the Abbotsford Police Department (2838 Justice Way) and ending at the Running Room (2070 Sumas Way).

The run on Tuesday proceeds to Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey and White Rock.

The event runs from June 6 to 9, as the Flame of Hope is carried through 18 communities across the Lower Mainland.

Participants promote their message of respect and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Approximately 500 law enforcement members and 80 SOBC athletes are expected to take part in the annual four-day run.

Participating agencies include the Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, Port Moody, Vancouver, and West Vancouver police departments; RCMP detachments throughout the Lower Mainland; Canada Border Services Agency; the Justice Institute of British Columbia; and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

Visit specialolympics.bc.ca for the full schedule.