Local Torch Run helps raise funds for Special Olympics

Participants from area law enforcement agencies took part in 5k run leaving from Point Edward

K9 Boomer Bring Em Back and Canada Border Services Agency officer Christine were two participants in this year's Torch Run for Special Olympics.

On Wednesday morning, representatives from area law enforcement agencies—Sarnia Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and Canada Border Service Agency—took part in this year’s Torch Run for Special Olympics, an initiative that raises funds for athletes.

Sarnia Police Service Chief Phil Nelson, flanked by OPP Inspector Scott Janssens, thanked runners and bikers for their participation ahead of the run.

Locally, officers ran the 5 kilometre run starting from Point Edward, travelling down Michigan Ave. to Colborne Ave., then east on Exmouth, ending at Stokes Bay restaurant.

The event, which is sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, first came to Canada in 1987.

Here is a video of Wednesday’s event:

Four year old Jack Mathieson and his father Rick Mathieson, a constable with Lambton OPP, both took part in Wednesday's Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Four year old Jack Mathieson and his father Rick Mathieson, a constable with Lambton OPP, both took part in Wednesday’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

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