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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.

Sponsorships

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.

Premier Sponsor

Publix

Platinum Sponsor

Star & Shield Group

Gold Sponsors

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2014 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.

CountyDate
AlachuaApril 25

Registration at 9:00 am at the Westgate Publix at 125 SW 34th St. in Gainesville. Run begins at 10:00 am. Route: South on SW 34th St. to Archer Road, then west on Archer Road to the Butler Plaza West Publix. The distance is approximately 2.5 miles, and there will be refreshments at the end of the run. There will be a shuttle from the Butler Plaza Publix to the Westgate Publix starting at 9:00 am.

Contact: Bobby Stafford
BakerApril 13

The run will start at 10:00 am at the Courthouse in McClenny, FL. On Hwy 90. We will run west on 90 for about 1 mile.

Contact: Jim Freeman, 386-719-6001

BayApril 3

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
BradfordApril 14

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
BrevardApril 23

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: Maria Fernez
BrowardApril 23

8:30 am – 4:00 pm Volunteers can participate in the annual Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and/or join us after the run for a picnic with the athletes. Run starts at 8:30 am at Countyline Rd. / A1A (Hallandale Bch) and continues to US1 and Palm Beach line. The picnic will be held at Dan Witt Park, 4500 NE 22 Avenue, Lighthouse Point starting at 1:30 pm.

Contact: Steve Feeley
CalhounApril 9

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
CharlotteApril 22

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
CitrusApril 22

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
ClayApril 1

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
CollierApril 10

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
ColumbiaApril 16

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
DesotoApril 21

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

DixieApril 20

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
DuvalMarch 31

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: Renee Barnhart
EscambiaMarch 23

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
FlaglerApril 3

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
FranklinApril 7
GadsdenApril 15

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
GilchristApril 17

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
GladesApril 25

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
GulfApril 6

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
HamiltonApril 6

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
HardeeApril 21

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
HendryApril 24

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: Bruce Slade
HernandoApril 25

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 L. Burzumato , 352-754-6830 x53663
HighlandsApril 17

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
HillsboroughApril 29

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
HolmesApril 1

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 RiverApril 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
Jackson
(Eastern)
April 10

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
JeffersonApril 13

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.

Contact: Jerry Loggins (342-0425) or Reggie Patrick (694-0375)
LafayetteApril 8

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
LakeApril 20

Begin assembling at Publix at Citrus Tower (230 Citrus Tower Blvd) at 9:30. The run will start at 10:00am, travel south on Citrus Tower Blvd, and end at the Special Olympics FL Headquarters (1915 Don Wickham Drive). Total distance is 2.1 miles. There will be shuttles available to get you back to your car. There will be a cookout afterward for the participants and athletes.

Contacts: Jim Vachon and Rene Castro
LeeApril 24

Starting at 8am at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on 6 mile cypress rd. then north on US 41 for 10 miles ending at Hancock Bridge Parkway and US 41.

Contact: Jill Jones
LeonApril 16

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
LevyApril 21
LibertyApril 8

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
MadisonApril 10

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.

Contact: Clark.john.s@mail.dc.state.fl.us
ManateeApril 3

Registration starts at 5:30 pm. Run begins at 6:30.

Contact: Connie Shingledecker
MarionApril 23

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: Tanya Rightsell
Marion
Dunnellon
April 24

5:00 p.m. registration will be at Dunnellon Wal-Mart, 11012 N Williams Street and end at the Dunnellon City Hall by the Withlacoochee River. There will be a street dance afterwards.

Contact: Joanne Black
MartinMarch 27

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: Stephen Leighton
Miami-DadeApril 17

The Opening Ceremony will start at approximately 8:30 am in the parking lot of Publix located at 891 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead. The Ceremonial run will start at approximately 9:00 am from that location and the run route will end at Campbell Drive Middle School located at 900 NE 23rd Ave., Homestead.

The second leg consists of a 5 mile run which will start at approximately 10:30 am at Miami City Hall located at 3500 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove. The run will be the same route as last year and it will end at Miami City Hall. Please feel free to utilize the parking spaces at Miami City Hall.

Contact: Larry Andres
MonroeMay 1

8:30 am begin staging at Florida Keys Community College Road. 9:00am Run starts and continues through town making several stops at schools. Approximately 11:30am, regroup at the Southernmost Point Monument Whitehead and South St. with a pause for photos. Continue North on Duval Street to the finish line at Noon on Mallory Square. Distance: 7 miles.

9:00 AM Staging and Run Begins at the FKCC Public Safety Bldg, Stock Island

9:02 AM Gerald Adams Elementary

9:15 AM MCSO Headquarters LE Memorial

Turn left on S.Roosevelt Mile 1, Right on Duck Ave, Right on 20th – Northside Drive to New Publix

9:45 AM Publix Supermarket, 1112 Key Plaza

10:10 AM Poinciana Elementary School, Kennedy Drive

10:30 AM Key West High School, 2100 Flagler Ave.

Cross Bertha

10:45 AM Thompson & Flagler (Construction Zone), Turn Right (North) on Thompson, Left on United, Right on Duncan, Right on Catherine, Left on Pearl, Vehicles park facing west (Left) on Virginia, Runners head east (Right) to HOB off Virginia

10:50 AM HOB School, Jose Marti Dr.

11:20 AM Exit HOB – head West on Virginia St., South (Left) on White St.

11:10 AM Glynn Archer Elementary, 1302 White Street

11:20 AM MARC House

11:35 AM White St. & South St., West (Right) on South St.

11:40 AM SouthernMost Point, Whitehead and South St., Sheriff Ramsay passes torch to KWPD Chief Donnie Lee

11:50 AM North on Duval

12:00 PM Duval & Front – ending at Mallory Sq.

Total 7.5 miles

Contact: Jo Socha 305-292-7048.
NassauMarch 30

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, 904-624-5896

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. Contacts: Sgt Renee Braddock, 904-548-4028 and Deputy Lisa McCumber, Nassau County Sheriff's Office, 904-451-6367.
OkaloosaMarch 25

Crestview Route:
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
OkeechobeeApril 10

9:20 am - Starting from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, located at 504 NW 4th Street, travelling east on NW 4th Street, south on Highway 441, and end at Publix, located at 3551 Highway 441 South at approximately 10:00 am.

Contact: Michelle Bell 863-763-3117
OrangeApril 21

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: Noel Beary-Rauch
OsceolaApril 3

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 BeachApril 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
PascoApril 27

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
PinellasApril 28

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
PolkApril 30

Check-in starts at 8:00 am. Run begins at 9:00 am at Southgate Publix shopping center (2518 S. Florida Ave) and ends at the Publix at Lake Miriam Square (4730 S. Florida Ave).

Contact: Darlene Thompson
PutnamApril 6

Our run is scheduled for Monday, April 9th @ 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 RosaMarch 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
SeminoleApril 24

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. JohnsApril 2

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. LucieApril 3

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
SumterApril 22

The run will start at 8am at The Federal Prison in Coleman and ends at SCARC in Bushnell (8 miles).

Contact: Bobby Caruthers
SuwanneeApril 7

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: Mary Maxwell 386 208-8693 or 386 590-0671
TaylorApril 9
UnionApril 15

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
VolusiaApril 7

Route Details: (approx. 6.5 miles jog) View Flyer

9:00AM - 9:30AM Gather/staging at starting point ... the Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church grounds north entrance, 3140 S. Atlantic Ave. (A1A). Line up vehicles/runners. Light breakfast snacks/opening ceremony.

10:00AM Start slow jog/vehicle procession (15 minute miles) north on A1A to city limit (about 3.3 miles); turn around approx. 10:45AM and return south on A1A to starting point.

11:30AM Arrive back at Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church.

11:45AM Closing Ceremony/light lunch provided.

For questions concerning the Run contact LETR agency representative Sgt. Karen Howard of the Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety at (386) 763-5344, or Volusia LETR coordinator Dave Hariton, 386-547-2567
WakullaApril 14

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: Keith Blackmar, (850) 745-7110
WaltonMarch 26

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
WashingtonApril 2

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