‘Torch Run’ for Special Olympics makes its way through Okaloosa County

On Wednesday morning, the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida completed the portion of the run through Okaloosa County.

Each year, over 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1500-mile relay through 67 counties in Florida to the Opening Ceremony of the annual State Summer Games.

“From runners to walkers, from law enforcement to public safety, we were glad to see not only city departments, but departments and citizens county-wide join in,” wrote the City of Crestview in a press release.

  • The leg of the run through Crestview began at Publix at Northcrest, traveled down Industrial Drive, and ended at Crestview Police Department.
  • The south county leg through Fort Walton Beach began at Publix at at the corner of Racetrack Road and traveled south on Eglin Pkwy, ending at The Landing Park.

The intrastate torch relay began at the end of March and will culminate at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Florida State Games in May.

Running in front of Get The Coast’s Studio

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