Sher­iff’s of­fice to hold Spe­cial Olympics torch run

Maryland Independent - - News -

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

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