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RUNNERS TAKE THEIR MARKS IN SUPPORT OF A FANTASTIC CAUSE

Date: April 19, 2017                                  PIO Number: 17-4-22

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from South Florida will race on a 29-mile course from the southern to the northern county line to raise funds for Special Olympics at the 34th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Officers will have the joy of bonding with the Special Olympic athletes, and with every step, they help raise awareness and support for the mission of Special Olympics Florida, which is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities.

The Torch Run begins at 8 a.m. April 20 at A1A and the county line in Hallandale Beach. The Special Olympians will carry the Olympic torch at the beginning and at the end of the run and will celebrate the completion of the run with a picnic at Dan Witt Park located at 4521 N.E. 22nd Avenue in Lighthouse Point.

The Broward Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of a 1,400-mile statewide relay that culminates at the opening ceremonies of the Florida Special Olympics Summer Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. Anyone interested in making a charitable donation is asked to contact Ms. Linda Mills at Special Olympics Broward at (954) 262-2150. For additional information concerning the run, please call Broward County Torch Run Coordinator, BSO Lt. Steve Feeley, at (954) 553-6147.

MEDIA NOTE: THIS IS AN APPROXIMATE TIME SCHEDULE TO ASSIST YOU IN GETTING SOME EXCELLENT PHOTOS. THE SCHEDULE SHOULD ALSO SERVE AS TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR MOTORISTS.

TIMELINE:

8 a.m. A1A & County Line (first leg is 2.57 miles)
8:30 a.m. A1A & Hollywood Boulevard (second leg is 2.87 miles)
9:10 a.m. A1A & Dania Beach Boulevard (third leg is 3.98 miles)
9:50 a.m. Federal Hwy & North side of Eller Drive overpass (fourth leg is 2.46 miles)
10:20 a.m. 17 Street Causeway West of Bridge (fifth leg is 2.72 miles)
10:50 a.m. A1A & Terramar Street (sixth leg is 2.51 miles)
11:20 a.m. A1A & Oakland Park Boulevard (seventh leg is 1.58 miles)
11:35 a.m. A1A & Commercial Boulevard (eight leg is 2.93 miles)
12:10 p.m. A1A & Atlantic Boulevard (Head west on N.E. 14th Street to Federal Highway – ninth leg is 2.98 miles)
12:45 p.m. Federal Highway & NE 24 Street (10th leg is 1.27 miles)
1 p.m. Federal Highway & NE 39th Street (11th leg is 1.78 miles)
1:20 p.m. Federal Highway & SE 10th Street (12th leg is 1.37 miles)
1:35 p.m. County Line (TOTAL MILES FOR RUN – 29.02 miles)

THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter

Posted At: 04/19/2017 12:08 PM

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