At 1.00pm on Thursday the 27 March 1986, a car bomb exploded outside the police complex in Russell Street Melbourne. As a result, young Constable Angela Rose Taylor took the full force of the explosion and later died in hospital. Angela Rose Taylor is, and will remain a symbol of all that is good in the police. Angela was committed to helping others in the community, our police and emergency services continue to demonstrate those values.
The Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk was started in 1989. This is community event that welcomes individual runners or walkers, juniors, nippers and adults of all ages. There’s a category to match all levels of fitness.
Location: Albert Park Lake – Palms Lawn
Marilyn and Arthur Taylor will start the run/walk and present Medals for winners in all categories and age groups :
5km Run - 10km Run - 5km Walk (team and individual entries)
Police & Emergency Service teams (5km & 10km) - The team with the best aggregate time in the 5km and the 10km Run will retain the Angela Taylor Memorial Shield for 12 months.
Nipper – Under 12, Junior (13-18yrs), Adult - (19-38yrs) (39-54yrs) (55 & over)
All participants will be electronically timed and medals presented to winners in each category.
Adults: $35 ($40 on the day) Under 18: $15 ($20 on the day)
Catering including vegetarian option and refreshments included in entry fees.
Your participation will assist the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to continue its valuable work. The proceeds for this years event will assist us in funding a significant
upgrade of the women and children’s precinct at the Angliss Hospital,
located in Ferntree Gully. This would include enhancing the delivery
suites, post-natal and antenatal areas, to make them even more welcoming
for families and their newborn babies.
This hospital project we have dedicated to Police Officers that have died whilst serving and protecting our community.