Special Olympics Torch Run

Participating Agencies:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
St. Petersburg Police Department
Pinellas Park Police Department
Largo Police Department
Clearwater Police Department
Tarpon Springs Police Department
Florida Highway Patrol
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Special Olympics of Pinellas County, Region 6

Participating School:
Paul B. Stephens Exceptional School

PINELLAS COUNTY – On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, Pinellas County law enforcement agencies will run the Torch for Special Olympics through the county.

The Torch Run brings attention to the many sports programs available to the intellectually disabled. The Special Olympics Torch will be passed to various Pinellas law enforcement agencies along the way as runners carry the torch from Philippe Park in Safety Harbor to Paul B. Stephens Exceptional School, where they will be greeted with a reception by students.

The Torch Run route and departure times are listed below. The media is encouraged to attend and meet runners at any of the staging locations.

If the event is canceled due to inclement/dangerous weather, no rain day is scheduled.

During the run, traffic may be affected briefly while law enforcement blocks roadways and stops traffic at various intersections.

During the event, expect intermittent delays on Philippe Parkway, Main Street in Safety Harbor, the intersection of Sunset Point Road and McMullen Booth Road, and Sunset Point Road to County Road 193.

The Torch Run route is listed below.

Start:         10:45 a.m.  -   Philippe Park Shelter 5
Route:     (4 miles) Philippe Parkway south to Main Street, west on Main Street to McMullen Booth Road, then continue west Sunset Point Road to County Road 193, south on County Road 193 to Paul B. Stephens School, and the finish

Finish: Around 11:30 – 11:45 a.m., Torch Arrival/student reception at Paul B. Stephens.

For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, please visit:  https://www.specialolympics.org/get-involved/partners-of-the-movement/government-ngo-partners/law-enforcement-torch-run

Posted by David Brenn Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:14:00 AM Categories: Events

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