Will you be joining us at our conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in October? If so, come out on Sunday, October 20th, and stretch your legs with us at the Special Olympic – Law Enforcement Torch Run 5-K Run/Fun Walk.
Not only will you get the opportunity to start the day off with some good exercise, but you will also be supporting a great cause! All race proceeds will benefit Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. The Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. inside Fairmount Park along the stretch of road known as Centennial Drive, which hosted the first official World’s Fair in 1876.
The Start/Finish Line is located in front of Memorial Hall, one of only two buildings still standing from the World’s Fair. Memorial Hall is a beautifully restored building that now houses an incredible museum geared towards educating children. The run will proceed along the scenic roadways inside of Fairmount Park, passing by the Horticultural Center, the Japanese House, and the Smith Memorial.
The run is limited to 500 participants and spaces are filling up quick, so don’t delay in signing up! The registration fee is $40.00 and you can sign up by clicking here. All participants will receive a T-shirt and transportation will be available from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
– Chief Walter A. McNeil, Quincy Police Department, Florida and Torch Run Committee Chair