Law Enforcement Torch Run sets off from Abbotsford

First leg of the journey began Tuesday morning, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics

Torch carrier Mike Palotti and Abbotsford Police Deputy Chief Mike Serr lead participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Tuesday morning as it departs from the Abbotsford Police Department en route to the Running Room on Sumas Way.

Torch carrier Mike Palotti and Abbotsford Police Deputy Chief Mike Serr lead participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run on Tuesday morning as it departs from the Abbotsford Police Department en route to the Running Room on Sumas Way.



The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) in support of Special Olympics BC began the first leg of its journey on Tuesday morning in Abbotsford.

Law enforcement officials and members of Special Olympics left from the Abbotsford Police Department on Justice Way and made their way to the Running Room on Sumas Way.

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.