Members of the West Chicago Police Department will participate in the
33rd annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Meeting at 7:45 a.m. the runners start from City Hall, 475 Main Street. The route proceeds over the A. Eugene Rennels Bridge to Conde Street, east to Joliet, south to Roosevelt Road and ending at the La Chiquita parking lot.
Participants are asked to donate $10 and they will receive a 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run t-shirt, which is required to run with the torch. The theme is “Guardians of the Flame.” The Run has raised more than $43 million in 33 years.
More than 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,600 miles, running through communities via 23 different routes to the final destination of the Opening Ceremonies at the Special Olympic Summer Games being held Friday, June 7, 2019 in the Hancock Stadium at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
*Information courtesy of At Home with Merle Burleigh.