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Law enforcement has been involved in raising funds for the Special Olympics Florida by participating in annual Torch Runs throughout the state. This event is a way for the public to become involved and support the mission of Special Olympics Florida.
“The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public's awareness of their capabilities and needs.
Special Olympics Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable institution.”
The course is in downtown Winter Haven beginning at the library and continuing around the beautiful Lake Silver.
The race entry fee includes a Special Olympics Torch Run t-shirt (cotton or dri-fit) and a swag bag packed with coupons and goodies. Vendors will be at the finish line along with music and snacks.
Special Olympics athletes will also be in attendance.
This event is brought to you by the Winter Haven Police Department and all of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Special Olympics Florida.
*** There is also a VIRTUAL run. Register for the virtual run, we will send you your shirt, and you can run anywhere you like!
Event schedule and times
Packet pick will be on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Winter Haven Police Department (125 N. Lake Silver Dr. NW). You may pick up your packets between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Packet pick up will begin at 6:30 AM on the day of the event and the 5k starts promptly at 8:00 AM. The 1 Mile Walk will begin at 8:30 AM.
Winter Haven Police Department