The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) in support of Special Olympics BC began the first leg of its journey on Tuesday morning in Abbotsford.
The run progresses through Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey and White Rock.
The event carries on through several Lower Mainland communities until this Friday (June 3), when it ends in Delta/Ladner.
The LETR is a global movement that raises vital funds and awareness for Special Olympics. Since 1990, the BC LETR have been dedicated supporters of SOBC with LETR members around the province leading a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, raising more than $3 million to date.
Approximately 300 runners from a range of agencies and about 50 Special Olympics athletes are expected to join in the runs together in their communities, carrying the Flame of Hope and raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics.
Participating agencies include police departments in Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, Port Moody, Vancouver, and West Vancouver; RCMP detachments throughout the Lower Mainland; Canada Border Services Agency; the Justice Institute of B.C., and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.