Hundreds of people gathered in Moncton Sunday morning for the annual Three Fathers Memorial Run held to honour the fallen Mounties in June 2014.  

Constables Doug Larche, Dave Ross, and Fabrice Gevaudan lost their lives two years ago after a gunman opened fire Moncton.

"We had a tragedy in 2014 and everybody came together as a community then, and they've done it every single year since then and continue to do that," said Const. Christy Elliot-Matthews of New Brunswick RCMP.

The run began in 2014, and has since become a Father’s Day tradition.

"It was so good to see the huge group of people out there today,” said Nadine Larche, wife of Const. Doug Larche. “There were so many people yet again. I think 1,400 to 1,500 people were here. The energy was positive, it was good, it was a good day to come out on Father’s Day to remember Doug, Dave and Fabrice."

Unlike last year, Sunday’s run took place under sunny skies, and also a lighter mood.

"This is our first year where there were no tears shed,” said Const. Elliot-Matthews “It's still fresh for a lot of people, however, I think that we're at a point where we all know that we need to do what we can from this tragedy and turn it into something positive."

"This year I tried to focus on keeping it positive,” said Nadine Larche. “It's so touching that the community continues to support us."

The run will continue for years to come – for people to celebrate their own fathers, as well as remember the three fallen fathers who gave their lives protecting others.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Ashley Blackford.