"Flame of Hope" Lights the Way during Torch Run Relay
Officers from local, county, state, federal, and military agencies will carry the "Flame of Hope" throughout Southern California in May and June 2013 as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run®.
More than 4,000 officers and Special Olympics athletes will proudly run 1,500 miles and through 200 communities with the torch to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Southern California.
Torch Run Routes
The Torch Run is made up of three main legs (North, Central, and South) and nearly a dozen smaller legs.
- The Northern Leg starts in northern San Luis Obispo County and travels south through Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties.
- The Los Angeles (Central) Leg covers the entire Los Angeles County.
- The Southern Leg begins in San Diego and travels north to Orange County. It also goes through Riverside and San Bernardino Counties before entering Los Angeles County.
- Other shorter legs include Antelope Valley (covers part of northern Los Angeles County), Imperial Valley, Kern County, Riverside County, Central Riverside County (Hemet to Cabazon), Santa Clarita, and Temecula.
The three main legs will convene on June 8 at the Summer Games championships in Cal State Long Beach where they will unite into a single flame. An officer and Special Olympics athlete will then carry a single torch into the Opening Ceremony and symbolize the start of the 2013 Games.
Run with the Torch
If your agency would like to carry the "Flame of Hope," please contact Rich Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562.502.1132 or John Watkins at email@example.com or 562.502.1038.