The #fightingptsdvicpol campaign is always proud to support the Blue Ribbon foundation and again this year it is my pleasure to help spread the word that the Angela Taylor Memorial run/walk registrations are now open.
This year I have registered a team Fightingptsdvicpol for all to sign up and be part of this great event. Last year the Blue Ribbon foundation had over 750 entrants and this year I would personally love to see that target reach 1000 entrants.
The event will be held on Sunday 28 April at Albert Park Lake.
This event is to honour Constable Taylor and it provides the opportunity for the community to give thanks to our police and emergency service teams.
We welcome all runners and walkers, there is a category for all fitness levels in either the 5km walk, 5km run or 10km run. Why not get together a group of friends, family or work colleagues and register as a team.
Police & Emergency Service teams for the 5km & 10km run can compete for the Angela Taylor Memorial Shield. Last year the Memorial Shields were won by Victoria Police team ORU in the 5Km and SES won the 10km event.
Blue ribbon would like to thank the team at Bank Vic for coming on board as our Principal Partner for this event.
Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk 2019
Organiser -Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Location: Palms Lawn – Albert Park 8.30am
In memory of Constable Angela Taylor.
At 1.00pm on Thursday the 27 March 1986, a car bomb exploded outside the police complex in Russell Street Melbourne. As a result, young Constable Angela Rose Taylor took the full force of the explosion and later died in hospital. Angela Rose Taylor is, and will remain a symbol of all that is good in the police. Angela was committed to helping others in the community, our police and emergency services continue to demonstrate those values.
The Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk was started in 1989. This is community event that welcomes individual runners or walkers, juniors, nippers, veterans and seniors. There’s a category to match all levels of fitness.
Marilyn and Arthur Taylor will start the run/walk and present Commemorative Shields and Medals for winners in all categories and age groups :
5km Run – 10km Run – 5km Walk (team and individual entries)
Police & Emergency Service teams (5km & 10km) – The team with the best aggregate time in the 5km and the 10km Run will retain the Angela Taylor Memorial Shield for 12 months.
Nipper – Under 12, Junior (13-18yrs), Adult (19-38yrs), Veteran (39-54yrs), Senior (55 & over)
All participants will be electronically timed and medals presented to winners in each category.
Adults: $30 ($35 on the day) Under 18: $15 ($20 on the day)
Catering and refreshments included in entry fees.
Your participation will assist the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to continue its valuable work.
The proceeds for this years event will assist us in funding a Critical Circulatory Support Service at Eastern Health’s Box Hill Hospital in honour of Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. This new service will be led by Eastern Health’s Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit teams. The funding will deliver equipment and establish a training centre to enable Eastern Health to provide artificial heart-lung support.
This is the first hospital project we have dedicated to all 164 Police Officers that have died in the line of duty and it is the largest community project we have funded.
This couldn’t be achieved without your support.
To register for this event please click on the above link