Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Florida
Law enforcement officers from over 300 Florida agencies (police departments, sheriff’s offices, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Customs, Air Force Police and Marine Patrol) all participate in the state-wide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. Each year, over 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1500-mile relay through 67 counties in Florida.
Funds are generated through contributions from individuals and businesses along the way and through sales of the popular Torch Run T-shirts and caps.
This event is held each year prior to Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games. The intrastate torch relay will start at the end of March and culminate at the Opening Ceremonies. Officers from around the state join together to bring the Flame of Hope™ into the stadium.
There are several levels of sponsorship available with benefits for local and statewide exposure. The Law Enforcement Torch Run attracts countless media exposure statewide and is the largest fundraising and public awareness project for Special Olympics Florida.
Torch Run Routes by County
For exact times and routes, please contact your local Police Department or Sheriff’s Department. Dates/cities subject to change.
Registration @ Spring Hill Publix – 07:00 AM until 09:00 AM
(Transportation will be available before the run from SFC PD to Spring Hill Publix)
Run Start Time - 09:15 AM
Route Beginning – Spring Hill Publix 9200 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville, FL. 32606
The runners will run south on NW 92nd Ct and then turn east on NW 39th Avenue to NW 83rd St. We will run south on NW 83rd St across North Rd on SFC Campus and run through a marked route on SFC Main Campus ending in the parking area near the Santa Fe College Police Department.
End - Santa Fe College PD @ SFC Main Campus
Contact: Bobby Stafford
The Torch Run will start at Wildcat Drive in Glen Saint Mary, Florida and proceed EAST on Highway 90 for approximately 2 miles. The route will turn RIGHT on Lowder Street and end at Heritage Park.
We will gather at the starting point at approximately 9:00 am, the ROTC Color Guard will present the colors and the runners will depart shortly thereafter.
Contact: Jim Freeman, 386-719-6001
We will meet at Publix at 2310 S. HWY 77 in Lynn Haven at 0815 for admin and photos. At 0900 the run will exit the parking lot turning south (right) on to HWY 77. At approx. 2 miles the run will turn west (right)on to 23rd Street. Approx. 1.5 miles the run will turn right into the parking lot of the PUBLIX at 23rd Street Plaza. The address is 650 West 23rd Street, Panama City.
Contact: Marc Tochterman
Registration 0800 North parking lot of the Bradford County Courthouse. Run will begin at 0830 from the Courthouse parking lot South on US 301 ending at the Bradford Square Shopping Center. 1.2 miles.
Contact: Russell Gordon 904-707-1275
Palm Bay leg-7:00 am, start in the front parking lot of Palm Bay City Hall, run to the Publix on Malabar Road (2 miles).
West Melbourne leg-8:00 am, start at the future site of the new Field of Dreams (across from Calvary Chapel), run to WMPD (1 mile).
Melbourne leg-9:00 am, start at the BCSO South Precinct, run to Apollo Boulevard, then Babcock, end at the Melbourne Publix on Babcock (3 miles).
Cocoa Beach leg-11:00 am, start at 3920 N. Atlantic Avenue, end at Publix, 2007 N. Atlantic Avenue (1 mile).
Rockledge leg-12:00 pm, start at the Publix, 1880 U.S. 1, Rockledge and run to the Bridges home in Rockledge, 1694 Cedar Street (2 miles).
Titusville Leg-2:00 pm, start at Miracle City Mall and run to Fire Station #11-dowtown (2 miles).
Jail leg-3:30 pm, start at the Parrish Medical Center and run to the jail parking lot (2 miles).
Contact: Dave Jacobs
8:00 AM A1A & County Line (Hallandale Beach)
8:30 AM A1A & Hollywood Boulevard
9:00 AM A1A & Dania Beach Boulevard
9:40 AM Federal Hwy & Eller Drive (North of Griffin)
10:00 AM 17 Street Causeway West of Bridge (Plantation to Oakland Pk.)
10:30 AM A1A & Terramar
11:00 AM A1A & Oakland Park Boulevard
11:15 AM A1A & Commercial Boulevard
11:45 AM A1A & Atlantic Boulevard (Head West on NE 014th Street to Federal)
12:30 PM Federal Highway & NE 24 Street
1:00 PM Federal Highway & NE 39 Street
1:20 PM Federal Highway & SE 10 Street
1:35 PM County Line
Contact: Steve Feeley
The run will begin at 8 a.m. (CST) at the courthouse in Blountstown, FL on Hwy 20. The runners will travel approx ½ mile then turn right on Hwy 71 North and finish at Harvey’s Foodliner. The total distance run is a approx 1.75 miles.
Contact: Christopher Brannon, 850-237-6507or Edna Mayo, 850-237-6534
Starts at 9 am at the Publix located at US41 and Airport Rd travels 10 miles north with stops at the Charlotte Harbor Center (school) then north to Publix on Cochran
Contact: Blake Beyer
We will begins at 8:00 am in front of Crystal River City Hall, travel south on Hwy 19, and then East on Hwy 44 to the Crystal Springs Publix (3 miles). From Publix, we will have a bike ride East on Hwy 44 to the Inverness Bealls (about 10 miles). We will run again East on Hwy 44, finishing at the steps of the Sheriff’s Office on Dr. Matin Luther King Jr. Ave (4 miles).
Contact: Andy McEwen
Run starts at 10:00 a.m. Begin at Pine Tree Plaza Publix (410 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL), cross SR21 (Blanding Blvd) going east, turn south on Mound Street to make a 5-10 min. water stop at Lighthouse Learning Cetner (550 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL), travel north on Mound Street and turn south on US Hwy 17, cross over the Doctor’s Lake Bridge and CR220 (on US Hwy 17). The torch will travel east across US Hwy 17 at Fleming Island Plantation Blvd. and will finish at the Pavillion Hibernia Publix Store #1210 (865 Hibernia Road).
Contact: Mark Ottervanger
Starting at the courthouse at US41 and Airport rd. 8 am and then proceeds 7.1 miles with stops at NPD then ending at Neapolitan rd. and US 41
Contact: Sue Gentry or Mark Milligan
Begins at 10 am at the Dept of Transportation (1109 S. Marion Avenue) heading north on Marion St/US 441 left on Washington St. and ends at Memorial Stadium (294 NW Stadium Terrace) in Lake City. Contact: Sarah Wheeler or David Wingate
The run will begin at the Sheriff’s office at 0830 and travel on Volusia Ave to Oak St. through downtown, up Polk Ave back to Volusia and end at the Sheriff’s office. The distance is approximately 1.25 miles.
Contact: Craig Aument
Run will begin at 2:00 pm, on the Florida Green Way Trail, beginning at the caution light where you turn onto the prison road and ending at the Dixie County Courthouse. Run is approximately 2 miles.
Contact: Elaine Hines, 352-498-4753
Torch Run will start in front of the Police Memorial Building, 501 E Bay Street in Jacksonville and end at The Jacksonville Landing. The one-mile walk and three-mile run will start together at 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Sgt. Patricia Grant
First Leg: The run will take place beginning in Century staging at the Food Giant, 9511 North Century Boulevard at the Florida/Alabama state line on (HWY 29) at 7AM . The run will start at 7:15. We will run south for approximately 1.6 miles to the Century City Hall at 7995 North Century Boulevard (HWY 29).
Second Leg: Begin staging at 8:40AM at Escambia County Sheriff’s Department 1700 W Leonard St Pensacola. The run will start at 9am. Running from Leonard Street to Palafox we will run past FDLE, 1301 N Palafox St Pensacola and pick up any staff from there that want to join us and make our way on to Pensacola PD, 711 N Hayne St where we will pick any more runners who want to join up. We will pause here for a water break . The run will continue on to Alcanize to our ending point at Bartram Park 211 W. Main Street. The approximate mileage for this leg is about 3.4 miles. Sheriff Morgan and Chief Simmons will address the runners.
Contact: Julie Bowman
Registration begins at 9:30 am. Run begins at 10:00 am. Staging will be held at Town Center Publix parking lot, 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164. Runners will exit the parking lot onto Market Place traveling west. They will then take Belle Terre southbound to the first entrance to the Palm Coast Landing shopping center (Target). Runners will continue EB in front of the store fronts, then take the traffic circle SB exiting the shopping center on Landing Blvd. Runners will turn right (WB) on SR100, turning right on Belle Terre. They will continue North on Belle Terre turning right back into the front parking lot of Publix (first entrance North of Market Place, running in front of the store fronts ending in front of Mezzalunas.
Contact: Dominic Guida
We will start at 9:00 am at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School at 12th St and Hwy 98 in Apalachicola. We will follow 98 through town and end at Battery Park near the bridge. After we finish the Apalachicola leg, we’ll travel to Carrabelle. The Carrabelle leg will start at the Moorings Marina at the foot of the Carrabelle bridge and go to the Courthouse Annex east of Carrabelle on Hwy 98.
Contact: Wayne Nash, 850-370-6175
08:30 am to app. 09:00am gather and greet at the Gadsden Correctional Facility 6044 Greensboro Hwy. Gretna, Florida. We will travel east toward downtown Quincy Florida for app 2.5 miles. 0930am we wiill arrive at the Piggly Wiggly Store for water, healthy snacks, and break. App. 09:45 will continue west on Hwy 90 to downtown Quincy and arrive at the Quincy Recreation Center (Joe Farilito) 122 N. Graves St. behind the Burger King. App. 10:30 arrive at the Recreation Center for lunch, party, and short program. Just short of a 5K app 4.8 miles
Contact: Richard Crutcher,850-875-9701x 2340
Register and sign waivers at 7:45 am. We will start our run at 8:00 am in front of Lancaster CI (3449 SW SR 26, Trenton, FL 32693), we'll go east on the Rails to Trails across from the institution to the Gilchrist County Courthouse (approximately 3 miles).
Contacts: Asst. Warden Arline and Jennifer Harrell
Begins at 9:00 am in the parking lot of First Bank located on Hwy 27 South Bound and West Avenue. The runners will run east on U.S. 27 and turn south onto 3rd Street. The runners will then turn east on Avenue J and continue to the Moore Haven City Park located on Avenue J and 3rd Street where the run ends.
Contact: Victor Alvarez
Registration: 7:45 am
First location: Wewahitchka run
8:00 am Start at Lake Alice Park, End: Wewahitchka Elementary
Second location: Port St. Joe run
9:30 am Start at Gulf County Courthouse PSJ. End: Frank Pate Park
Contacts: Monica Pitts, 850-639-1701 or John Sloan 850-639-1700
Registration time: 9:30 am
Run start time: 9:45am
We will meet and start at the old IGA parking lot in Hamilton County on US Hwy 41 at 9:45am. The route will be approximately 0.8 mile Hatley Street West making a left on N.E. 2nd Ave, with final destination to the Hamilton County Courthouse.
Contact: Kathy Curry 386-792-5408
Run starts at 10:30 and we are going to start at 230 South Florida Ave., Wauchula and go to 209 W. Main Street, Wauchula.
Contact: Kim Pfeiffer, (863) 773-0304 ext. 229
Run will start at the American Legion on HWY80 in Labelle and travel east to the Sheriff's Office parking lot. We will start at approx. 1530 hrs.
Contact: Sgt. Billy Griffin, 863-805-5000
9:00 a.m. Meet at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville, Florida. 9:30 a.m. Torch Run begins. We will take Darby Ln. North to W. Jefferson St. We will then go right (East) on West Jefferson St. to Mildred Ave. Go right (South) on Mildred Ave. to S. Broad St. Go left (East) on S. Broad St. Continue on S. Broad St. to Main St. Go left (North) on Main St. past the Court House to W. Jefferson St. (The Courthouse will be a staging area for anyone that cannot finish or needs refreshments or transportation). Go left (West) on W. Jefferson St. back to Darby Ln. Take Darby Ln. back into Tom Varn Park where we will finish.
Contact: Michael Terry, 352-238-4801
Run starts at 7:30 am in the Publix Parking Lot (Southgate Shopping Center at 2824 Highway 27 South, Sebring) and we will be running to Veteran’s Beach. It’s a little over 3 miles. It’s the same route as last year.
Contact: Cindy Ritenour
Stage: 10:00 am at Ballast Point Park
10:15 Leave Ballast Point, travel north on Bayshore (2.3 miles)
10:35 Pass Bay-to-Bay, continue 2.4 miles
(Staging area two: For runners that would like to do 3.2 miles, we will slow down the pace to 11 minute mile pace for 2.4 miles. Parking is available on the southwest corner.)
11:10 Arrives at the Pirate Ship Wharf (short rest for photos)
(Staging area three: For runners that want to do .8 miles at a 12-13 minute mile pace.)
11:19 Leave for downtown Convention Center (slow jog)
11:25 Arrive at the Convention Center (.8 miles)
Contact: Larry Timmer
We will begin at the Piggly Wiggly on Hwy 79 in Bonifay at 8:00a.m. CST, travel south on Hwy 79 to the junction of Hwy 79 and Hwy 90 (1.5 mile). Turn left onto Hwy 90 traveling east finishing at the Agriculture Center in Bonifay, Florida (2 miles). Total distance 3.5 miles.
Contact: Meldra Jackson, (850)547-8674
|Indian River||April 8
Race time is from 10:00 - 11:30 followed by a BBQ at the park. Location start at Ercildoune Bowling Lanes, 14325 US Highway 1, Sebastian. Ending Location is Friendship Park, 1225 Main Street, Sebastian (behind the Sebastian Police Department).
Contact: Tony Consalo (772) 473-8159
Registration time will be from 7:00am – 7:45am. Run start time will be 8:00am. Run Route will begin on hwy 90 west from the welcome to Sneads sign and end in front of McDaniel’s IGA. The route is approximately 2 miles. Sneads Police Department will be providing a police escort. Water & fruit will be provided for all participants.
Contact: Jessica Mercer, 850-718-0682
Jackson CI will run its leg of the Torch Run also on April 10, 2015. The run will begin at approximately 9:30 am at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office located on Hwy-90 west in Marianna, Florida. The route will take the runners through Marianna and end at the Winn Dixie located on the east end of town. The route is approximately 2 ½ miles.
Contact: Ricky Cloud, (850) 573-6212
The run will begin at 9:00 A.M. The route starts at the Jefferson County Teacher’s Credit Union (1490 W. Washington St. Monticello Fl 32344). We will travel East on U.S. 90 then at the Jefferson County Court House we will make a right onto U.S. 19 going south. The finish line will be the parking lot of Advance Auto Parts Store (1321 S. Jefferson St. Monticello Fl 32344). The distance is approximately 2.5 miles.
Contacts: Cathy Tuten, 850-342-2529 and A.W. James Speights, 850-342-2525
We will assemble at the Lafayette County Courthouse in Mayo at 9:00 AM. The run should start at 9:30 AM. The route will be North on SR 51 from the Courthouse to the Hal W Adams bridge. This is approximately two miles.
Contact: Mike McCray, 386-294 4654 or Linda Marinin, 386-294 4564
We’ll assemble in the parking lot of Special Olympics Florida, 1915 Don Wickham Drive for registration beginning at 9:00am. The run will commence the parking lot at Special Olympics Florida. Once on Citrus Tower Blvd, we’ll run north and then turn run east on Oakley Seaver Dr. Then, turn south on Hancock Rd to Legends Way, then west on Legends Way with a pause to reassemble on Legends Way at the fire station, then north on Citrus Tower Blvd back to finish at SOFL. The route is approximately 3.2 miles. Walkers will leave at 10:20am and runners will leave at 10:45am.
Contacts: Jim Vachon and Rene Castro
Starting at 8 am at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on 6 mile cypress road, then north on US 41 for 9 miles ending at Publix at First Street Village on McGregor.
Contact: Jill Jones
Registration begins at 9:00 am at the Publix located on the corner of Tharpe Street and Monroe Street. The run will start approximately 10:15 am.
Route: From the Publix, South on Monroe Street to the Capitol Courtyard. There will be a stop at Monroe and Park Ave.
Lunch will be provided after the ceremony.
The Torch Run ceremony will begin at 11:00 am, on the steps of the old Capitol, in the Capitol Courtyard.
Contact: Steve Barrow
We will run from the Liberty County High School on Hwy 20 and run west to the Apalachee Restaurant starting at 9AM. We will have a photo opportunity of all the runners at the Liberty County Courthouse at 8:45AM.
Contact: Jennifer Kever
We will meet at 8:30am and begin the run at 9:00am. Run begins at the Harvey’s parking lot on US 90 East. We will run West on US 90, through downtown MAdison, and end at the Madison Veterinary Clinic at Captain Brown Rd. The route is approximately 1.5 miles.
Registration starts at 5:30 pm. Run begins at 6:30.
Contact: Connie Shingledecker
Registration begins at 8:30 am and the run should begin at 9:00 am.
From Ocala Police Department South on Pine to SW 17th Street. East on 17th Street to Churchill Square entrance. SE 3 Ave. to SE Broadway with a stop at Eighth Street Elementary and Osceola Middle School. West on SE Broadway to SE 1 Ave. Around the Ocala Square to S. Magnolia Ave. To SE 5th Street and back to OPD parking lot.
Contact: Dustin Keuntjes
Registration opens at 4:30 pm. Run will start at 5:30 pm at Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce, 20500 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon. Travel north on Hwy 41 and end at Dunnellon Business Association, 11223 N. Williams Street Suite G. Dunnellon.
Contact: Joanne Black
Starts at 8:00am at SE. Cove rd. and S.E. Federal Hwy in the Publix shopping plaza. Will run north on SE Federal Hwy. to Colorado Ave ending at the Publix Shopping plaza.
Contact: Trish Kukuvka
Location: Publix (891 N. Homestead Blvd; NE corner of US1 and Campbell Drive)
9:00 am – Ceremony - Homestead Mayor/ Publix / Spec Oly
9:10 am – Start 1 mile Run - Campbell Dr.
9:20 am – Run Ends - Campbell Middle School
9:30 am ** Motor Units escort Motorcade to Miami Beach Convention Center
11:00 am -- Arrive at Location: Miami Beach, Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139)
11:15 am – Ceremony – PD Speakers/ Spec Oly
11:30 am – Start Run – South on Washington Ave to PD at 11th st
11:45 am – Photo OP at Miami Beach PD.
11:50 am – Continue south on Washington Ave to 5th St. over to Ocean Drive north on Ocean Dr to 14th St - back to Washington – north to Convention center.
12:30 am – End Run at Miami Beach Convention Center
Total run= 3.2 miles
Note:** parking for your vehicles will be at the Convention Center.
Contact: Larry Andres
09:00 Begin Run – FKCC Parking lot
09:02 Arrive Gerald Adams
09:15 Arrive MCSO Fountain
09:40 Old Publix – exit to Glen Archer enroute Northside Drive to
10:00 New Publix – exit to Kennedy to
10:20 Poinciana – exit to Kennedy and Right on Flagler
10:35 Grace Luther – brief run by - continue on Flagler
10:45 Key West High School then continue on Flagler to right turn on Thompson
Left Catherine – Right into HOB Parking Lot
11:00 HOB School – Vehicles park on Virginia exit to White St
11:20 MARC House – Vehicles remain at old Glen Archer School on White – right turn on South Street enroute to
11:50 Southernmost Point – Sheriff Ramsay hands off to Chief Lee
Continue down Whitehead right on United left on Duval – Finish at Mallory Square 8.5 Miles Total Running Distance
Contact: Jo Socha 305-292-7048
Registration at 8:00am, run begins at 9:00am. Route #1 begins at Seaside Park in Fernandina Beach, 2000 South Fletcher Avenue, then travel west on Sadler Road to the Publix at 1421 Sadler Road. Contact: Officer Michelle Arseneau-Fernandina Beach PD, 904-277-7342
Rout #2 begins at 1:00PM at West Nassau High School’s track located at 1 Warrior drive, Callahan FL, to East on 5th Ave, to North on Mickler St, to North on US 301, to East on SR 200/A1A, to North on Page St., to Callahan Barbeque(450077 SR 200/A1A) for finish line and celebration. Route does not exceed 2.5 miles.
Contact: Deputy Doc McDonald, 904-318-1887
8:30 am – Meet at the Publix (same one as last year) in Crestview located at Hwy 85 and Redstone.
9:00 am – Torch Run from Publix up 85 to War Memorial (same route as last year)
10:00 am – Photo opportunity with Athletes and runners at end of route.
Ft. Walton Beach Route:
11:00 am – Meet at Publix located at Racetrack Road and Eglin Parkway in Ft Walton.
11:15 am – Torch Run from Publix south on Eglin Parkway to Brooks Street and Hwy 98.
12:00 NOON – End Torch Run at Brooks Landing (City Park) and have photo opportunity with all.
12:15 – Free Barbecue lunch and beverages provided for all participant and athletes involved.
1:30 – End program
Contact: Ron Gay
8:30am- Starting from the Okeechobee Sheriff’s Office, located at 504 NW 4th Street, travel south on 5th Avenue, then left on Hwy 70 to Hwy 441, south on Hwy 441 to Publix.
Contact: Michelle Bell 863-763-3117
Registration begins at 8:00am, walkers will start at 0920 hours, runners at 0935 hours.
Run leaves from the FOP Lodge, 5505 Hansel Blvd in Edgewood, then North on Orange Ave just past Holden to Kelsey Rd. We’ll U-turn and continue south on Orange Ave to Larue Ave and turn left going east to Hansel Blvd, then north on Hansel to finish at the FOP Lodge.
Contact: Brooke Eckenrod
Registration is at 8:00 am and run starts at 9:00 am. Route starts at St. Cloud City Hall, east on 192 to Kissimmee Civic Center.
Contact: Angee Vega and Joe Whitson
|Palm Beach||April 1
9:00 am: Stage at the corner of Hypoluxo Road and US 1
9:30 am: Run starts. The run will travel west on Hypoluxo to Lawrence and then north on Lawrence to the Royal Palm School.
Contact: Bob or Sarah Mooney
The Pasco County Torch Run leg will begin at Pasco High School, 36850 State Road 52, Dade City at 9:00 am. Staging will be at the football field. The route will end at the Historical Court House in downtown Dade City, 38053 Live Oak Ave. This route is approximately 2 miles.
Contact: Mary Guyer
Notes: The Torch Run starts at the St. Petersburg Police Department and finishes at Paul B. Stephens Exceptional School. Host agencies are assigned to each relay point, and should make arrangements to provide traffic security and water along their portion of the route. Participants may join in anywhere along the way. Relay times are approximate. Because this is not a race, a 12 minute mile pace is encouraged so as many runners can participate as possible. Persons riding bikes or skating should have proper safety equipment as this event takes place along major public roads. Please no child passengers either on bicycles or in tow.
8:15a.m. - St. Petersburg Police Department. (4.2 miles) 1st Ave. N, to US Hwy. 19, to 38th Ave. N. and then a right to the front bus circles of New Heights Elementary School
9:10a.m. - New Heights Elementary School. Gulfport Police Department and those continuing from St. Pete.
(miles) US Hwy. 19, to 70th Ave. N., then west to Nina Harris Exceptional School
10:15 a.m. - Nina Harris Exceptional School. Pinellas Park Police Department (3.5 miles) 70th Ave. N. to 66th Street, then north to 118th Ave., then east to Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School
10:55 a.m. - Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School / Largo Police Department (2.2 miles) 118th Ave. to 62"d Street, then over to 126th Ave., then under US 19 to the service road, east on Ulmerton Rd.,
to 49th Street and 145th Ave., PCSO's Technical Services Bldg.
11 :45 a.m. - PCSO Technical Services Bldg. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (4.5 miles) North on 49th Street, over Bayside Bridge to Del Oro Park on McMullen Booth Road
12:45 p.m. (approx.) Del Oro Park Clearwater Police / Tarpon Springs Police Departments (2.2 miles) North on McMullen Booth, then west on Sunset Pt. to Paul B. Stephens School, and finish line
Finish: Around 1:15-1:30 p.m., Torch arrival/ reception at Paul B. Stephens
Run will start at 10am at the Publix located at 1395 6th St. NW (HWY 17). We’ll travel south on Hwy 17 to Cypress Gardens Blvd (SR 540), turn east on Cypress Gardens Blvd to the Publix at 884 Cypress Gardens Blvd SE. Park at City of Winter Haven’s Southwest Recreation Complex at 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd SW. Runners will be transported to the starting point. Stay for a light lunch after the run.
Contact: Sgt. David Keigan, 863-286-2929
Our run is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. We will meet @ 8:30 in the parking lot of the Riverfront Park. The torch run will proceede west on St. Johns Avenue until we reach the Publix supermarket @ St. Johns Avenue and SR 19.
Contact: Jared Guy
|Santa Rosa||March 24
Staging at 8:30am and running by 9am. We will start at the McDonalds at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Dogwood and run to the Veteran’s Memorial Park at the Blackwater River Memorial Park. This run is approximately 1.4 miles.
|Sarasota|| April 23
Starts at 8 am from Gulf Gate and US41 then north on US 41 to the Sarasota City limits where they pass the torch onto the City who runs it North on US 41 to the City Hall.
Contact: Mark Opitz or Bob Fanghella
Run starts at 9:00 am on SR 600 at Maitland Blvd and proceeds north on 600 to the lake front (Lake Monroe). Turns right on 1st Street and ends at the Sanford Civic Center. The run will end at the Sanford Public Safety Complex located at 815 Historic Goldsboro Blvd which is approximately 13 miles.
Contact: Mary-Ann Benton
|St. Johns||April 9
Run begins at 4 pm. Heading from the S.O. to Fort Castillo (unofficial 5K).
Contact: Manny Gonzalez, (904)824-8304 or Rafael Fuentes, (904)669-1106 .
|St. Lucie||March 20
Check in will be at 4pm. The run will start at 5pm. The meeting location is Publix at the southwest corner of Virginia Ave and US1 in Ft. Pierce. The route will be north on US1 to Orange Ave, east on Orange Ave to Melody Lane in front of the library. The run is approximately 2.5 miles.
Contact: Rodney Dobler
The run will start at 8am at The Federal Prison in Coleman and ends at SCARC in Bushnell (8 miles).
Contact: Bobby Caruthers
Registration will begin at 8AM. The run start time is 9AM. Run will be a two mile run leaving Suwannee High School traveling west on Pinewood Way to Walker Street, north on Walker to 11th Street, east on 11th Street, and then south on Pine Avenue ending back at Suwannee High School.
Contact: Lee Willis, 386-590-4444
Registration will begin at 9:30 am at the Wal-Mart shopping center at 1900 S. Jefferson Street in Perry. The run begins at 10:00 am. The route is west out of the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Madison Street, then north on US Hwy 221 (Jefferson Street) towards downtown. The run will continue approximately one mile north on Jefferson Street to the southwest corner of the Taylor County Courthouse where it will turn east on Green Street. The run will then turn north into the back parking lot of the Taylor County Courthouse and conclude at the back steps of the courthouse where athletes from Taylor County Special Olympics and other dignitaries will be available to meet and take pictures with runners. Water will be available at this time. Runners and athletes will then leave and convene at Burger King at 2144 S. Byron Butler Parkway at approximately 11:00am for lunch, which will be provided to runners and athletes by Burger King. LETR runners and officers will also assist in serving lunch to Special Olympics athletes during this time.
Contact: Lin Gray
Registration at 8:30. Run begins promptly at 9:00. Starting location will be at the lake on Lake Ave in Lake Butler. Run will travel up Lake Ave to Hwy 100, then west on Hwy 100 to 12th Street, travel up 12th Street to Hwy 121, north on 121 to the elementary school, ending at the high school. Walkers can join in at the elementary school. Route is approximately 2.8 miles.
Contact: Steve Klein, 850-491-5080
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First Baptist Church of DeLand, 725 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand
Run Begins: 10:30am
Route: South on Woodland Blvd, East on Winnemissett Ave, ending at Earl Brown Park Pavilion on South Alabama Ave. The route is approximately 2 miles.
All runners must complete a waiver. Wear your blue 2015 LETR t-shirt. Shirts will be available for purchase at the staging area. Stay for a light lunch to be served at Earl Brown Park.
Officer Latisha Pasley, DeLand PD, 386-626-7468
Lt. Bobby Lambert, VCSO, 386-943-7866
Robert Gary, Tomoka CI, 386-254-2651
Dave Hariton, 386-547-2567
We will be gathering at 9:30 a.m. and the run will start at 10 a.m. We begin at the Wakula County Sheriff's Office parking lot at 15 Oak Streek and follow Oak Street to Cedar Avenue. After a quick dog leg on Cedar Avenue we will run the rest of the way on Ochlockonee Street and finish where the Wakulla County Courthouse meets Arran Road. Distance is 1.4 miles.
Contact: Scott Rojas, 850-745-7198
We will begin to gather at 0800 hours at Frank’s Corner, 929 U.S. Highway 90 West, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433. This location is directly across the street from Northwest Florida State College. After a short photo session (at approximately 0830 hours), we will run east on U.S. Highway 90 for approximately 1.5 miles and end on the front lawn of the Walton County Courthouse. The pace will be slow to moderate so that we can all stay together. If a runner is unable to keep pace, we will have a transport vehicle in back so that a runner can ride the rest of the way or simply take a break. Please remember to wear your SOFL LETR shirt.
Contact: F. Eugene Mims and Casey Liening, 850-892-8186
We are planning to meet on Monday at 8:00am., in front of the Court House in Chipley, FL. The run will begin at 9:00am. Commencing from the Court House in Chipley, Fl., ending at Peoples South Bank, located in front of Walmart. The run will be approximately 2.5 miles.
Washington County Court, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428
1. Head east on Jackson Ave toward 5th St (0.2 mi)
2. Turn right onto Main St
Destination will be on the left (2.0 mi)
Peoples South Bank, 1615 Main St, Chipley, FL 32428
Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the run by Mrs. Tisha Marsceill and the fine folks of Peoples South Bank. We encourage everyone to come out and participate for this great cause.
Contact: Jessica Hawkins, (850)773-6114 EXT. 114