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Torch Run

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By Tris DeRoma

Los Alamos Police took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics by running a relay to Jemez Springs. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $46 million for local Special Olympics programs and more than $461 million since its inception in 1981.