2013 will be the fifth edition of the Special Olympics NC Torch Run 5k. Proceeds from this event benefit Special Olympics NC and the 38,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities that participate in the year-round sports programming offered at no cost. This event is hosted by the NC State Police Department and is a major part of the department's fundraising effort to benefit the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics each year. The Special Olympics NC Torch Run 5k is also the third event in the 10th Annual Second Empire Spring 2013 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series.