Law Enforcement Torch Run winds through Abbotsford

The event raises funds for and awareness of Special Olympics.

Participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run were escorted by police as they ran along Garden Street in Abbotsford en route to South Fraser Way on Tuesday morning.

Participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run were escorted by police as they ran along Garden Street in Abbotsford en route to South Fraser Way on Tuesday morning.



The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics B.C. wound its way through the streets of Abbotsford on Tuesday morning, leaving from the Abbotsford Police Department on Justice Way.

The run is a four-day event, which began today, linking communities from Abbotsford to Delta, with some runners taking part in the entire 80 kilometres and many law enforcement members lacing up in their respective communities.

Participants, including Special Olympics athletes, pass the “Flame of Hope” along the way, culminating in the traditional end of the Lower Mainland portion of the run in Delta on Friday, June 7.

The event is held to raise awareness of and funds for the Special Olympics.

From Abbotsford, the run proceeds today into Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey and White Rock.