On Sunday, Creston RCMP will be leading a torch run around the Creston District and Community Complex soccer field.
Everyone will be able to attend, with proceeds raised from the run and a barbeque going to Special Olympics BC.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run will start at 1 pm and Cst. Brett Urano says it’s great that Creston will have one this year.
“Special Olympics BC has multiple athletes here in Creston and we are excited to be hosting this event here. Our detachment commander, Staff Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk, is very excited to be running this. It’s something he’s been involved in before, and we’re excited that we can also join the fun in running for Special Olympics athletes and their Torch Run.”
The run is meant to be accessible to anyone wanting to join in.
“It’ll be a nice level run and it’s just running around, doing laps around the field. There are no hills or anything like that, so it’s accessible to everyone,” explained Urano.
“The run is just going to be around the track as many times or as few times as you’d like to go. And you can easily walk this event as well. We would love to see the entire community out.”
For those who can’t make it out in person, there is still a chance to participate.
“The Torch Run can also be done virtually. If you can’t make it to our in-person event, you can sign up and run virtually as well.”
There will be a barbecue run by Creston Fire Rescue to raise funds as well.
Urano adds t-shirts can also be bought online and collected at the run.
The runs will be held across the province to raise funds. In Creston, the RCMP is committing to raise $3,000.
Register in advance by visiting the Special Olympics BC website, or show up and sign in on the day of.