Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Memorial Torch Run is this weekend of Friday, May 19th

The annual Memorial Torch Run is this weekend of Friday, May 19th, through Sunday May 21th. We are taking possession of the torch on Sunday, May 21st, 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 Ave, to Ventura St, 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 of the leg. As in years past, we will stop at Altadena Drive/Fair Oaks Ave and receive the lit torch which we will carry to the station. Maximum participation along Altadena Drive will be greatly appreciated.


Start time at CV is 1405 hours, and we should be arriving at ALD Station around 15:35. 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, Chorizo, Veggies 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 Taco Guy Catering. 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. 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. For any other questions contact Sgt. Crosthwaite 626-296-2107 or myself at 626-296-2106.


Come out and honor our fallen heroes!

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