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National Peace Officers' Memorial Run underway

A runner prepares for the National Peace Officers' Memorial Run, Sept. 26, 2013

Hundreds of police officers are running from Toronto to Ottawa to remember fallen officers and to raise funds for their families.

The memorial run left Queen’s Park at around 9 a.m.

The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Run lasts three days and covers 460 kilometres. Since 2005, $95,850 in donations have been raised.

An officer who nearly died last spring in a half-marathon is participating in the ninth-annual relay.

Toronto police Const. Andrew Rosbrook collapsed during the Toronto Marathon on May 5.

“When I woke up in the hospital, it was one of the first things I decided: I was going to continue to run,” Rosbrook said.

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