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12-065 Pinellas Law Enforcement Agencies Run “The Torch For Special Olympics” From St. Petersburg Over the Bayside Bridge On Tuesday, April 10th

Who:
Great Photo-Op With Special Olympics Athletes and Law Enforcement

Runners will carry the Special Olympics Torch over the Bayside Bridge as part of the route.

Paul B. Stephens Students Greet PCSO Torch Runners

Participating Agencies:

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
St. Petersburg Police Department
Gulfport Police Department
Pinellas Park Police Department
Largo Police Department
Clearwater Police Department
Tarpon Springs Police Department

St. Pete Beach Police Department
Criminal Justice Academy Class – St. Petersburg College

Special Olympics of Pinellas County, Region 6

Participating Schools:

New Heights Elementary School
Nina Harris Exceptional Center
Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School
Paul B. Stephens Exceptional School

What:  On Tuesday, April 10th, law enforcement agencies from all over Pinellas County will run the Torch for Special Olympics to bring attention to the many sports programs available to the intellectually disabled.

The Run starts at the St. Petersburg Police Department. The Special Olympics Torch is passed from one law enforcement agency to another, and works its way from St. Petersburg to Clearwater, ending at Paul B. Stephens Exceptional School. Special Olympics athletes will greet the runners at New Heights Elementary School, Nina Harris Exceptional School, Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School and Paul B. Stephens Exceptional School.

See the entire route and times listed below. If the event is cancelled due to inclement/dangerous weather, there is no rain day scheduled.

Where:  The Run starts at St. Petersburg Police Department and ends at Paul B. Stephens School on Sunset Point Rd.

The Torch Run route is listed below.

When:  The Pinellas Torch Run is Tuesday, April 10th,  2012,  and starts at 8:15 a.m. at the St. Petersburg Police Department. The relay times are listed on the route below.

How/Why:

Pinellas County Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics – 2012

To find out where the runners are on the course after the start, please contact the Sheriff’s Public Information Office at 582-6221.

Here are the Relay times and locations:

Start:         8:15 a.m.  -   St. Petersburg Police Department

Host:         St. Petersburg Police

Route:       (4.2 miles) 1st Ave. N, to US Hwy. 19, to 38th Ave. N. and then a right
to the two front bus circles of New Heights Elementary.

Start:         9:10 a.m.  -  New Heights Elementary School

Host:         Gulfport Police Department

Route:       (4 miles) US Hwy. 19, to 70th Ave. N., then west to Nina Harris reception.

Start:         10:15 a.m.  -  Nina Harris Exceptional School

Host:          Pinellas Park Police Department

Route:       (3.5 miles) 70th Ave. N. to 66th Street, then north to 118th Ave., then

                  east to Morgan Fitzgerald student reception.

Start:          10:55 a.m.  -  Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School

Host:           Largo Police Department

Route:        (2.2 miles) 118th Ave. to 62nd Street, then over to 126th Ave.,

                    then under US 19 to the service road, east on Ulmerton Rd.,

                    to 49th Street and 145th Ave., PCSO’s Technical Services Bldg.

Start:          11:45 a.m.  -  PCSO Technical Services Bldg.

Host:          Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Route:        (4.5 miles) North on 49th Street, over Bayside Bridge to Del Oro

                   Park on McMullen Booth Road.

Start:         12:45 p.m.  (approx.) Del Oro Park

Hosts:        Clearwater Police / Tarpon Springs Police Departments

Route:       (2.2 miles) North on McMullen Booth, then west on Sunset Pt.to Paul B. Stephens School, and the finish.

 Finish:        Around 1:15-1:30 p.m., Torch arrival / student reception at Paul B.   Stephens

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