Torch Run for Special Olympics traveling throughout Delaware


DOVER — The 37th annual statewide Torch Run for Special Olympics, which involves over 600 law enforcement officers and includes multiple legs spanning the state, will be held today through Friday, a news release said.

The Torch Run was scheduled to begin today at 9 a.m. at the New Castle County Police Department and travel to the Wilmington Police Department for a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. The torch was then scheduled to travel to Delaware State Police Troop 6 in Wilmington.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., it will begin at Fenwick Island and travel to the Rehoboth Beach bandstand for a 20-minute ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Immediately following the ceremony, the torch will depart for a one mile run to Grove Park.

Tomorrow, the torch will start in two locations. At 6 a.m., one leg of the Torch Run will depart from the Delmar Police Department. At 6:40 a.m., a second leg will start at The Circle in Georgetown.

The two legs will unite in Harrington and then run to the Dover ceremony, held on the Legislative Mall at 1:45 p.m.

Also, the torch will depart from the Middletown Police Department at 10:30 a.m. and also arrive for the ceremony in Dover.

The event continues on Friday with the torch leaving the Newark Shopping Center at 4 p.m.

The event culminates with the final leg into the University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center for the official Opening Ceremony of the 2023 Summer Games at 4:15 p.m., where the Flame of Hope will be delivered.

In its history, Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics has raised more than $10 million to support Special Olympics Delaware’s year-round program of quality sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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