Thursday, April 28, 2016

Memorial Torch Run is the weekend of Friday, May 13th, through Sunday, May 15th.

The annual Memorial Torch Run is the weekend of Friday, May 13th, through Sunday, May 15th. We are taking possession of the torch on Sunday, May 15th, at Crescenta Valley Station and transporting it 7.8 miles to Altadena Station. The course is the same as before from CVS to Windsor Ave. We will then travel up Windsor, to Ventura, curving around to Casitas Ave then north to Altadena Drive and east to the station. This route eliminates Fair Oaks Ave and provides a more participant friendly course. You may run, bike, skate, or rollerblade the entire distance or any of the legs that I have listed below. Please let me know if you desire to run a specific leg (see below) so transportation can be arranged. As in years past, we will stop at Altadena Drive/Fair Oaks Ave to meet with Mike Ford and receive the lit torch we will carry to the station. Maximum participation along Altadena Drive will be greatly appreciated.

Start time at CVS is 14:05 hours, and we should be at arriving at ALD Station around 15:35 hours. After we arrive at the station (upper parking lot), there will be a brief memorial ceremony followed by FREE catered food consisting of tacos (Chicken, Al Pastor, and Asada, with handmade tortillas) with sides of rice and beans including refreshments. We anticipate serving the food at approximately 1545 hours. The food will be provided by Eduardo’s Tacos, Eduardo has served some of our Deputies on personal gatherings and he has been highly recommended. Memorial t-shirts will also be available for sale at $12 each if you missed the initial purchase order (quantities may be limited).

Remember, this is a family event so feel free to bring along family members to enjoy the afternoon. Bicycles, roller skates, skate boards, motorcycles, wheelchairs, ALL are welcome. Your participation will be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to have enough department/community participation to line the entire route, but are especially interested in lining Altadena Drive between Fair Oaks and the station with spectators to cheer us on as we deliver the torch to Altadena Station. Your participation will be greatly appreciated, and our station and community participation in this event is only as successful as we make it! If you have not added your name to the list that is up on dispatch, just contact me and I will be glad to do that for you. For any other questions contact Sgt. Mann @ (626) 296-2101 or myself @ (626) 296-2106 (

Come out and honor our fallen heroes!

Leg one, CVS to Windsor Ave (4.9 miles).

Leg two, from Windsor Ave to the Altadena station (2.9 miles).

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