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Athletes and law enforcement at 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run - photo courtesy Madera Co. Sheriff

Madera County Cops Carry Torch For Special Olympics

MADERA – Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County are gearing up for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 12.

The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement.

This year’s Opening Ceremonies will be hosted at 7 a.m. at Courthouse Park in Madera. The route will be completed by runners representing various law enforcement agencies in Madera County.

Things are a bit different from in years past. Runners will head west on Yosemite Avenue to Howard, ending at Lions Town and Country Park. They will then caravan to Chowchilla for the final leg of the run.

Law enforcement personnel from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera and Chowchilla Police Departments, CHP, Madera County Department of Corrections and the California Department of Corrections Chowchilla will be joined by at least six Special Olympics athletes.

The first leg of the run will commence from Courthouse Park at 7:30 a.m., and the final leg of the run will conclude at Veteran’s Park in Chowchilla around 10:30 a.m.

There will be an interactive vehicle display available to the public at Veteran’s Park from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Sgt. Zack Zamudio with Special Olympics Runner and Alma – photo courtesy Madera Co Sheriff

The Madera County Guardians of the Flame invite the citizens of Madera County “to join us as we carry the Flame of Hope from Madera to Chowchilla.”

To register click here.

For a map of the first leg of the race, click here.

For a map of the second leg of the race, click here.

(Photos courtesy of the Madera County Sheriff’s Office).

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