38th Annual Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

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The 38th Annual Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Delaware will commence on Wednesday, June 5th, and continue through Friday, June 7th. This inspiring event will see nearly 800 dedicated law enforcement officers participating in multiple legs spanning the state, all united in their support for Special Olympics athletes.

Event Highlights

Wednesday, June 5th:

  • Upstate:
    • Start: 9:00 a.m. at the New Castle County Police Department
    • Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. at the Wilmington Police Department
    • Route: Kirkwood Highway to Albertson Boulevard
  • Downstate:
    • Start: 3:30 p.m. at Fenwick Island
    • Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
    • Route: Post-ceremony one-mile run to Grove Park

Thursday, June 6th:

  • Downstate:
    • Start (Leg 1): 6:15 a.m. at Delmar Police Department
    • Start (Leg 2): 6:55 a.m. at Georgetown Circle
    • Unification: Harrington, continuing to Dover
    • Ceremony: 1:45 p.m. on Legislative Mall, Dover
  • Upstate:
    • Start: 10:30 a.m. at Middletown Police Department
    • Convergence: Dover ceremony at 1:45 p.m. on Legislative Mall, Dover

Friday, June 7th:

  • Final Leg:
    • Start: 4:15 p.m. at Newark Shopping Center
    • Culmination: 4:00 p.m. at the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games, held at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware. The Flame of Hope will arrive to the ceremony at approximately 5 p.m.

Supporting a Worthy Cause

Since its inception, Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics has raised over $11 million, directly benefiting the year-round programs of Special Olympics Delaware. These funds ensure that children and adults with intellectual disabilities receive quality sports training and opportunities for athletic competition. The success of this program is fueled by a passionate community of volunteers, contributing to the development of skills, confidence, strength, motivation, and self-esteem among athletes and all involved.

Join Us

We invite all members of the community to participate in or support the Torch Run. Join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of Special Olympics athletes and the dedication of our law enforcement officers.

For more details and to get involved, please visit the Special Olympics Delaware website.

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