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Moncton’s Father’s Day Memorial Run brings the community together

Around 500 runners and walkers came together on Father’s Day morning to participate in the Three Fathers Memorial Run. The event has taken place every Father’s Day since RCMP constables Douglas Larche, Dave Ross, and Fabrice Gevaudan were shot and killed on the night of June 4, 2014. The community gathers each year to pay homage to the city’s three fallen heroes.

The event also raises funds through sponsorships, participant registrations, and other fundraising activities. The money raised provides scholarships to students from the six high schools in the Greater Moncton area, served by the Codiac Regional RCMP.

“We are super proud that this year we have now reached $135,000 that we’ve donated to local students,” said Nadine Larche, wife of Late RCMP Const. Douglas Larche. Larche mentioned that the tenth year of the run was special to her. She also talked about the RCMP anniversary ceremony at Moncton’s Honour Garden on June 4th.

People from across the Maritimes have been gathering on the Moncton Waterfront for the Three Fathers Memorial Run every year on Father’s Day since 2014. It has become a way for the community to pay tribute to the city’s fallen heroes. This year, walkers and runners chose between a three, five, or ten-kilometre trek on what was a perfect day under a bright sun.

Everyone who crossed the finish line received a medal presented by a member of the RCMP. The event has received a lot of support from the families of RCMP officials over the past 10 years.