2016 Torch Run Details:
Our local Torch Run will take place this year on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. Starting at the parking lot on the east side of the soccer field under the Bluewater Bridge. From there we will head up Michigan Ave to Colborne Rd, Colborne Rd to Exmouth St, Exmouth St to Harbour Rd, ending at Stokes by the Bay. Run starts at 10:30am.
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The first Law Enforcement Torch Run in Canada was held in 1987 and generated $100,000. The run has since become a national event. In Ontario alone, over $26 million has been raised, establishing it as one of the most successful Torch Runs in the world.
The Sarnia Police Service has been a strong supporter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for over two decades.
The first Sarnia Police Torch Run began at Police Headquarters and (need more info here).
The local run expanded as officers recognized the impact their efforts were having for local athletes and the program. Over the years, the Sarnia Team has covered hundreds of miles through South Western Ontario.
Over the years, the number of Special athletes has grown from less than 4,000(nationally) to more than 18,000 athletes today. As a result, Special Olympics Ontario can look to the future with security and recognize that it is possible to continue to expand its services to the increasing number of athletes.
For more information on visit Law Enforcement Torch Run http://www.torchrunontario.com/