Run with South Carolina law enforcement officers and Special Olympic Athletes to promote awareness for Special Olympics

  • Thursday, February 7, 2013

Please note, you need to register by February 14th to ensure a T-shirt.

“The Flame of Hope” will light the way for community runners, Law Enforcement Torch Run Officers and Special Olympics athletes as they gather together as a group March 1 to follow a 2.3 mile course from Brittlebank Park to The Citadel. Participants will be running to The Citadel to take part in the Opening Ceremonies of Mid-Winter Games. Registration is held at 6:30 p.m. with the run beginning at 7 p.m.

The Mid-Winter Games is a statewide Special Olympics event that attracts 1,000 athletes, 250 coaches, partners, families and 1,000 volunteers. Athletes and partners will compete in Masters Bowling, Badminton, Basketball Skills, Basketball Team Play, Power Lifting, Disc Golf, Unified Bowling, and Young Athletes events throughout the weekend. Officials ask that you plan to stay for the Opening Ceremonies to join in celebrating the accomplishments of all athletes, partners and coaches.

Running Route:

Brittlebank Park, Lockwood Boulevard to Fishburne Street. Turn left onto Hagood Avenue and right onto Huger Street. Left onto Elmwood Street and follow to Hampton Park. Runners will do one lap around Hampton Park (Mary Murray Boulevard. Police and volunteers will monitor Hampton Park this year with lights) and run into the entrance of The Citadel to McAlister Field House to the left side entrance facing the front of the building. Runners will then go inside of the Field House (there will be food and drinks) and once directed, will surround the stage of Opening Ceremonies and pass the torch to light the cauldron. Runners will need to provide their own transportation back to the starting point. It is recommended to park a car at The Citadel and carpool to the start. Runners will be provided with a type of reflective or lighted gear. South Carolina Law Enforcement officers will lead the run.

Contact Heather to register for the run and please include T-shirt size. Registration costs $20 and can be made by contacting the Special Olumpics South Carolina.

(Need to register by Feb. 14 to ensure a T-shirt); participants must sign a waiver day of event.

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