Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 Florida Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida -- The 2013 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held on Friday, April 26th.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Offices asks to please join fellow law enforcement officers, as they run together for a great cause. The public is welcome to join in the run as well.  Law Enforcement Torch Run hats and t-shirts commemorating the event will be on sale at each leg of the race with all proceeds from the event going to Special Olympics Florida.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a Florida program with law enforcement officers from over 300 different Florida agencies - including police departments, sheriff's offices, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Customs, Air Force Police, and Marine Patrol - all participating to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida.  Over 5,000 officers carry the torch each year on a 1500 mile relay through Florida.  The Law Enforcement Torch Run begins at the end of March and ends at 2013 Special Olympics Florida Opening Ceremonies on May 17. 

Below is a schedule for each leg of the Brevard County run:

Palm Bay Leg- Starting at 7:00 am, in the front parking lot of Palm Bay City Hall located at 120 Malabar Road, Palm Bay and running to the Publix, located at 1150 Malabar Road (2 miles).

West Melbourne Leg- Starting at 8:00 am, at the future site of the new Field of Dreams (across from Calvary Chapel), and running to West Melbourne Police Department located at 2290 Minton Road, West Melbourne (1 mile).

Melbourne Leg- Starting at 9:00 am, at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct
located at 1515 Sarno Road and running to Apollo Boulevard, then Babcock, and end at the
Melbourne Publix located at 1411 S. Babcock Street (3 miles).

Cocoa Beach Leg- Starting at 11:00 am, at McDonald’s located at 3920 N. Atlantic Avenue, and end at Publix, located at 2007 N. Atlantic Avenue (1 mile).

Rockledge Leg- Starting at 12:00 pm, at Publix, located at 1880 U.S. 1, Rockledge and run to Springwood Estates in Rockledge, located at 951 Eyster Boulevard (2 miles).

Titusville Leg- Starting at 2:00 pm, at Miracle City Mall located at 2500 S. Washington Ave. in
Titusville and running to Fire Station #11 downtown (2 miles).

Jail Leg- Starting at 3:30 pm, at the Parrish Medical Center located at 5005 Port St. John Parkway and end at the Jail Complex parking lot located at 860 Camp Road (2 miles).

PHOTO: Brevard Times / File