Sheriff’s office to hold Special Olympics torch run
The Charles County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maryland 9 a.m. June 9 in La Plata. Hundreds of runners and walkers from the CCSO and the community are expected to join and run with dozens of special athletes and their families. U.S. Marines from the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force at the Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center will lead the runners behind this year’s torch bearer and event emcee, meteorologist Jacqui Jeras from ABC 7/ News Channel 8.
Charles County’s torch run is one of multiple torch runs in Maryland, all of which converge at Towson University in Towson, on Friday, June 10, to light the cauldron at the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games opening ceremony.
Two routes — a 3.5 mile route for runners and a 3 mile route for walkers — will depart Texas Roadhouse in La Plata and return there for lunch and other refreshments being provided by the restaurant’s staff and other local businesses, including Chick-fil-A, T&J Barbeque, Bobby Rucci’s Famous Italian Deli, and McDonald’s.
Registration is not required, but participants must purchase a torch run T-shirt or hat and arrive at Texas Roadhouse by 8:45 a.m. to participate in a group photo. The various