A five-kilometre run in memory of Const. Sarah Beckett, the West Shore RCMP officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2016, will return in person this year, to raise funds for three local initiatives.
The event will take place on May 13, with a BBQ, entertainment and kids zone starting at 8 a.m., then the run starting at 9.
Registration for the Sarah Beckett Memorial Run is $50, or $25 for children under 12. In addition to the in person run, a virtual run will be held with registration costing $40.
In 2021, the event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it still had 700 participants from across Canada and the U.S.
The virtual event raised $17,500 for BGCSVI and $2,500 for the Goldstream Food Bank.
Beckett’s police cruiser was hit by a drunk driver in Langford on April 5, 2016, and the 32-year-old mother of two died of her injuries in hospital shortly after.
In July 2017, Kenneth Jacob Fenton, the driver of the vehicle that crashed into Beckett’s car, was sentenced to four years in prison.