*** MEDIA INVITE ***NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS’ MEMORIAL RUN

Posted On Tuesday September 20, 2022

Ontario – The 18th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Run (NPOMR) “Run to Remember” will take place Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, through to Saturday, September 24th, 2022.

In 2005, 24 Peel Regional Police Pacers Running Team members ran a total distance of 460 kms in a relay from Toronto to Ottawa. The run began at the Ontario Police Memorial at Queen’s                                                                                                 

Park in Toronto and finished three days later at the National Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to honour those who died in the line of duty. Now, 18 years later, the NPOMR has flourished and has a contingency of over 300 law enforcement members; all of who share the same goal of raising awareness for the National Peace Officers’ Memorial and paying tribute to those officers who have so bravely and valiantly given their lives in service of their community and their Country. 

The memorial run also offers an opportunity for families and participants to reflect on the sacrifices made by courageous men and women. The NPOMR is privileged to have members of Survivors of Law Enforcement (SOLE) join the runners in their three-day trek to Ottawa. While running alongside officers from across the province, the members of SOLE will also honour the loved ones they have lost and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice before them.

The route for NPOMR travels through numerous cities and towns over the course of three days. The support displayed by the various communities along the way is overwhelming and truly appreciated. The NPOMR Committee would like to invite and encourage everyone within these communities to come out and applaud our dedicated runners and members of SOLE as the run passes through their City/Town. 

For a complete route guide, please visit our website at www.npomr.org

Members of the media are invited to attend the opening ceremonies on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, at 8:00 a.m., at the Ontario Police Memorial, located at the corner of Grosvenor Street and Queen’s Park Crescent, in the City of Toronto. Members of the organizing committee, run participants, and members of SOLE will be available to speak with the media. 

Media outlets that are unable to attend and/or are located outside the City of Toronto or within the cities/towns along the run route are asked to contact NPOMR Co-Chair Detective Sergeant Robert Hackenbrook at (289)231-6409 or NPOMR Media Officer Detective Constable Sarah Bamford (705)715-4210.

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