For casual joggers to experienced runners, the annual Special Olympics Torch Run will include the SF Northwest Campus Saturday, April 25 for the first time. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Publix on 39th Avenue.
Anyone interested in joining should park near the Police Department on the Northwest Campus before 9:15 a.m. A free shuttle will bring attendees across the street to Publix. Joggers will slowly run as a team beginning at 9:30 a.m. from the Publix on a 1 1/2 mile course. They will be escorted by a law enforcement motorcade made up of officers from Alachua County agencies. The course will end at the SF Police Department where lunch will be provided and Special Olympians will join.
This is part of nationwide law enforcement efforts to raise funds for Special Olympics.
Runners must purchase a shirt on site (choices between $20-30) & sign a waiver. Lunch is included. Runners also will receive special discounts after the run to attend the Santa Fe College zoo and planetarium.
For more inforamtion, call the Santa Fe College Police Department at 352-395-5883.