Police run for Special Olympics

This event continues to grow as the single largest fund-raiser for the Illinois Special Olympics.

Representatives from more than 13 Cape Cod police departments, including officers from the Barnstable County Sheriff's Department, will run the Torch through their community along Route 6A. Members of the department and Special Olympians will run through both Wilton and Ridgefield carrying the "Flame of Hope".

The police department will run the torch from their headquarters to the Richlands Police Department.

The route took runners from the Law Enforcement Center west to S.W. Harrison, south to S.W. 10th, east to S. Kansas Avenue and north back to the Law Enforcement Center.

Officers involved in the torch run have raised $1.3 million for Special Olympics since June 2016.

Upon arrival at the State Capitol, agencies from across the state will gather for the Opening Ceremonies of the Colorado Special Olympics.

There will be 12 more Torch Runs in Western New York, which all help to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympic New York athletes, including the International Torch Run on June 7. Each year, officers carry the "Flame of Hope" through the streets of their hometowns, eventually deliver it to their local, state and national Special Olympics games.

  • Anthony Vega