Here’s an upcoming community event that blends fun activities in support of a good cause: On Saturday, June 4, 2016, you can participate in a fun run to help Special Olympics of Virginia. At this “Light the Night” event, starting at 6 pm, you will join law enforcement officers in a fun run and community celebration at the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) Emergency Vehicle Operations Center, which houses the county’s training track.
FCPD officers will park cruisers and run on foot with the Flame of Hope in support of the Special Olympics Virginia. To make it more fun and “light the night,” the route will be illuminated with glow sticks, police emergency lights, and the police helicopter spotlight. You can take part in the fun run/walk, too, which is is just 1.25 miles. Registration is free but donations are encouraged (register by June 3). Just want to watch? There will be other fun beyond the run, too: activities include a live DJ, dunk tank, motor unit parade demonstration, and a vehicle and helicopter display.
The FCPD Emergency Vehicle Operations Center is at 3725 Stonecroft Boulveard in Chantilly, Virginia. Special Olympics Virginia is part of the national organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities for physical fitness and social opportunities.
Photo by and (c) P. Hall
Flyer provided by FCPD