#fightingptsdvicpol campaign will again be flying the flag at the 2020 Angela Taylor Memorial run-walk event
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 our Fightingptsdvicpol team 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 19th 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.
Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk 2020
Organiser -Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation
Date: Sunday, 19 April 2020
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.
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.
Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to continue its valuable work. The proceeds for this years event will assist in funding an upgrade of the women & children’s precinct at the Angliss Hospital in Ferntree Gully
This project will be dedicated to Victoria Police Officers who have lost their lives serving and protecting the community