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Eagle County first responders, law enforcement supporting Special Olympics with running, biking event

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May 13, 2019, 11:52 am

Join Eagle County local law enforcement and first responders to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Colorado by running, walking or biking.

This event is open to the public.

Torch Run begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 18, with two starting points. 

Run #1: 5k will head East on Miller Ranch Bike Path to highway 6, turn around at Riverbend Drive and return to the parking lot of the skate park. 

Run #2: Fun run! Most of the athletes will participate here – Start on the bike path, and head west toward the lake. Go around the lake and return to the parking lot of the skate park.

We will have emergency vehicles and a Classic Air medical helicopter landing for everyone to look at. There will be local food trucks donating a percentage of proceeds, FREE ice cream, pizza, drinks and more.

Contact Lisa Vasquez for more details at lisa.vasquez@eaglecounty.us.

It’s not too late to donate or to sign up and participate. Go to the local link: https://www.classy.org/event/eagle-county-law-enforcement-torch-run/e229184

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR):

LETR (Law Enforcement Torch Run) is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraising and public awareness vehicle.  Law enforcement (the Guardians of the Flame) and athletes, light the “Flame of Hope” at events and competitions throughout the state to embody unity and inclusiveness.

During the months of May and June, law enforcement throughout Colorado will be carrying the “Flame of Hope” during the 2019 Torch Run Series. 

Please help to support this cause to raise awareness and funds for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Colorado.

Thank you to our Eagle County sponsors:  Mountain Beverage (Tommyknockers brewery), Sundae (premium ice cream), Rocky Mountain Tacos, Marko’s Pizza, Honey Stinger, Ridley’s Market, Vail Resorts (granola bars), Fourpoints energy bars and Dominoes Pizza Avon. 

Thank you to our supporting agencies: Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Avon Police, Eagle Police, Vail Police, Colorado State Patrol, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Vail Public Safety Communications, Eagle County Paramedics, Classic Air Medical and the entire community.

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