The pandemic has certainly put a wrench in the Delta Police Foundation’s usual community outreach events but, this year, they’re adding something new to their roster, and everybody is invited.
The Summer Solstice Run, Walk & Roll 5km race will take place on June 22, starting at 7 p.m. from the Delta Police Department headquarters in Ladner.
“I really wanted to try to find something that would get the name of the Delta Police Foundation out there and make some money for the foundation, but more importantly, just have a community event. It’s been such a long haul where we have not been able to gather together,” says Lisa Eastwood, a director on the foundation’s board and organizer of the run.
Registrants will receive a race package full of different goodies, which include running caps (for the first 190 registrants) and water bottles with a design from Tsawwassen First Nation artist Karl Morgan, gift cards to local ice cream spots, pens, granola bars and various candy.
There will timing chips for folks who are looking to treat this is as a serous race, but Eastwood wants to emphasize that this event is for everyone.
Kids will be permitted to ride their bikes or scooters and officers will be available to push wheelchairs for folks who would like that, she says. Folks will also have the option to take a shorter 2 km route, too.
There will also be food and entertainment at the finish line, which will be open to everyone – not only race registrants.
“We really do hope it’s an event that we can bring annually to people in Delta to come out and go for a run,” says Eastwood.
Currently, there are around 100 people registered for the race, and the foundation is hoping to reach their goal of 150 registrants.
For more details on the route and to register visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/60186/summer-solstice-5k.