COURTENAY, B.C. – Mounties are set to walk to help the Special Olympics.
The Comox Valley RCMP is hosting its Law Enforcement Torch Run this Sunday.
“It’s a one, two or five kilometre walk, or run. All the proceeds go towards the B.C. Special Olympics,” said Comox Valley RCMP Constable Rob Gardner.
“We are also having a BBQ by donation at the end of the torch run, and all that money stays local and helps with our local Special Olympics athletes in going to Nova Scotia and PEI this summer.”
Gardner said this is the second time the run has been in the Valley in the last ten years.
A registration cost of $20 includes a law enforcement dri-fit t-shirt.
“We use the rotary trail and we start on 6th Street and for the five kilometre run, our walkers are going to end up going all the way around the airpark and back again,” Gardner said.
Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. at Simms Park in Courtenay.
“It’s amazing if you come out on Sunday to actually see the Special Olympics athletes are out there. They’re out participating as well, doing the three different runs and walks. It’s an amazing day for them,” he said.
“It’s just a really good and fun day.”
Registration forms can be found at the Comox Valley RCMP detachment on Ryan Road, or online through bit.do/torchruncomoxvalley.
Donations to the cause can also be made through the event’s website for anyone who can’t attend on Sunday.