SURREY â€” Law enforcement officers laced up for a special run here today (Tuesday, June 2).
Surrey’s downtown core was a Day 1 stop on the Law Enforcement Torch Run, or LETR.
Led by a torchbearer and police escort, a few dozen LETR participants sang as they jogged three kilometres from Surrey City Hall to the RCMP’s regional headquarters on Green Timbers Way.
The LETR is a global movement that raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics, and the torch run is a highlight for those involved.
Across the Lower Mainland this week, from June 2-5, a few hundred runners from a wide range of law-enforcement agencies will take part in the torch run, with close to 100 Special Olympians also involved.
The B.C. branch of the LETR has raised more than $3 million for Special Olympics since it was established in 1990. The roots of the worldwide movement are in Wichita, Kansas, where in 1981 the local police chief first established a torch run for the Special Olympics.
For details about LETR, visit SpecialOlympics.bc.ca/letr.