Sunday, May 8, 2016

Save the Date: Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Scheduled for June 10th - All Fitness Levels Welcome!

On Friday, June 10th, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m. the annual St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will take off from Mission BBQ in San Souci Plaza. Through the years, the Torch Run has become one of the Special Olympics’ biggest fundraisers, and participating in the Special Olympics Torch Run is an excellent way to show your support for Special Olympics Athletes. The Torch Run serves to heighten community awareness about the Special Olympics, and the valuable program this organization provides.

During the Torch Run, selected runners will carry the Special Olympics torch with them, similar to the way the Olympic Torch passed before the start of the Olympic games. In addition, all participants are considered to be the “guardians of the flame.” With two routes, one for runners, approximately seven miles, and the other for walkers approximately 3.5 miles, the Torch Run accommodates participants of all ages and fitness levels. The race course crosses the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge and ends at the Calvert County Visitor’s Center. Accommodations will be made for strollers and similar items. All participants will be transported back to Mission BBQ. 

You can purchase T-shirts in advance through the Sheriff’s Office, or simply show up at Mission BBQ the day of the event. A T-shirt will be provided to each entrant, as supplies last. The entry fee of $15 covers all events including breakfast, provided by Chic-Fil-A and Dunkin Donuts, and a light lunch and awards ceremony, sponsored by Mission BBQ and Trophies by Design. Breakfast and warm-ups begin at 8:00 a.m. The race will kick-off at approximately 9:00 a.m. 

Those wishing to contribute, but who are not able to attend the run, are encouraged to make a monetary donation, or purchase a Torch Run t-shirt, available at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Leonardtown, MD. 

Sheriff Cameron and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office thank the sponsors for their generous donations.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available! 

Mark the date on your calendar, and bring your friends – we are looking forward to seeing you at the Torch Run! 

For more information contact, Detective David Alexander at 301-475-4200, ext. 1954, or visit