This Sunday, June 14, officers from Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP will be lacing up their running shoes and pounding the pavement as part of the 2nd Annual Police Chase race in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia.
Police Chase is a light-hearted, non-competitive race that puts the shoe on the other foot - instead of being in pursuit, officers will be ‘chased’ by citizens along a 5km route through uptown Halifax. Police Headquarters, 1975 Gottingen Street, is the staging area for the race, and Gottingen Street between Cogswell Street and Rainnie Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic and parking will be restricted from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Additionally, officers will be stationed along the race route to help ensure the safety of participants and to keep traffic flowing. Motorists are advised to expect intermittent delays along the following streets from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:
- Cogswell Street from Gottingen to Bauer Streets
- Maynard Street from Cogswell to North Streets
- Fuller Terrace from North to Bloomfield Streets
- Isleville Street from Bloomfield to Stanley Streets
- Stanley Street from Isleville to Agricola Streets
- Agricola Street from Stanley to Charles Streets
- Charles Street from Agricola to Creighton Streets
- Creighton Street from Charles to Cogswell Streets
- Cunard Street from Maynard to Creighton Streets (9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.)
Police Headquarters at 1975 Gottingen Street will remain open to the public throughout the event and citizens can access the building through the Gottingen Street entrance. Also, the Centennial Pool parking lot will only be accessible through the Cogswell Street entrance.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and thank citizens for their co-operation.
Police Chase is a fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia. Last year, sponsors and racers raised almost $18,000 to help Special Olympics Athletes’ dreams come true. Although online registration for the event is closed, you can still register on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Halifax Forum, 2901 Windsor Street. For more information, visit halifaxpolicechase.com