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.

The intrastate torch relay will start at the end of March and culminate at the Opening Ceremony of our Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games in May.  Officers from around the state join together to bring the Flame of Hope™ into the stadium.

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
AlachuaMay 11

The run will begin at the Jonesville Publix at 14130 W. Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL and travel east to the Tioga Town Center (appx. 1 mile). Please stay for the festivities after the run.

Contact: Dan Maynard and PJ Mauldin
BakerApril 24

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.

Contacts: Jim Freeman, 352-745-1664 or Bek Harrison
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 26

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: Hannah Haas



BrevardApril 19

Palm Bay leg-8:00 am, start in the front parking lot of Palm Bay City Hall, run to the Publix on Malabar Road (2 miles).

West Melbourne leg-9:30 am, start at Calvary Chapel, run to WMPD (1 mile).

Melbourne leg-10:30 am, start at the BCSO South Precinct, run to Apollo Boulevard, then Babcock, end at the Melbourne Publix on Babcock (3 miles).

Rockledge leg-11:30 am, start at the Publix, 1880 U.S. 1, Rockledge and run to Springwood Estates, 951 Eyster Boulevard (2 miles). Lunch Provided for Participants

Cocoa Beach leg-1:30 pm, run will take place on Ocean Beach Blvd., behind the Wakulla Suites and will conclude at the Cocoa Beach Pier (1.2 miles).

Titusville Leg-3:00 pm, start at the Publix, 3265 Garden Street, end at Sand Point Park (2 miles).

Contact: Marc Claycomb
BrowardApril 25

8:00 AM A1A & County Line (First leg is 2.57)
8:30 AM A1A & Hollywood Boulevard (2nd Leg is 2.87 miles)
9:10 AM A1A & Dania Beach Boulevard (3rd Leg is 3.98 miles)
9:50 AM Federal Hwy & North side of Eller Drive overpass (4th Leg is 2.46
miles)
10:20 AM 17 Street Causeway West of Bridge (5th Leg is 2.72 miles)
10:50 AM A1A & Terramar (6th Leg is 2.51 miles)
Time Schedule
11:20 AM A1A & Oakland Park Boulevard (7th leg is 1.58 miles)
11:35 AM A1A & Commercial Boulevard (8th leg is 2.93 miles)
12:10 PM A1A & Atlantic Boulevard (Head West on NE 14th Street to Federal –
9th leg is 2.98 miles)
12:45 PM Federal Highway & NE 24 Street (10th leg is 1.27 miles)
1:00 PM Federal Highway & NE 39 Street (11th leg is 1.78 miles)
1:20 PM Federal Highway & SE 10 Street (12th leg is 1.37 miles)
1:35 PM County Line (TOTAL MILES FOR RUN – 29.02 miles)

Contact: Steve Feeley
CalhounApril 10

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 18

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: Mark Schaible, 941-268-3374
CitrusApril 30

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: Mickey Dixon
ClayMay 11

Contact: Lt. Kenney Wagner
CollierApril 13
Opening ceremony begins at 7:30 am in front of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Memorial. The run begins at 8:00 am. After a brief stop at Naples Police and Emergency Services on Goodlette Road the run continues on to Publix at 1981 9th St N.

Contact: Sue Gentry
ColumbiaMay 8

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 19

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: Capt. Andrew Proudfit

DixieMay 11

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: Sgt. Ashley MacArthur, 352-498-4741
DuvalApril 13

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 fun run will start at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Jeff White, 904-630-2160
EscambiaMarch 26

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
FlaglerMay 12

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: Rob Tarczewski
FranklinApril 6

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
GadsdenApril 9

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
GilchristMay 3

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 Cindy Reed and Anita Barrow, 352-463-4100
GladesApril 20

Begins at 9:00 am in the parking lot of First Bank located on U.S. 27 South Bound and West Avenue. The runners will run east on U.S. 27 and turn south onto 6th Street. The runners will then turn West on Avenue J and continue to 8th Street. The runners will turn south on 8th street till they get to Avenue M. The runners will then turn east on Avenue M. The runners will then enter the Moore Have Middle/High School field where the run ends.

Contact: Victor Alvarez
GulfApril 4

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

Contact: Meredith Ward
HamiltonApril 18

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 19

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 21

10:00 am at the Clewiston Civic Park, Clewiston Florida.

Contact: Lt. Billy Griffin, 863-674-5600
HernandoApril 23

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
HighlandsMarch 29

Run starts at 8am. Highlands Hammock State Park, 5931 Hammock Rd., Sebring 33872. Meet in the main parking area for the picnic grounds.

Contact: Cindy Ritenour
HillsboroughApril 26

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: Ric Ubinas
HolmesMarch 30

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: Gwendolyn Brock, 850-547-8807
Indian RiverApril 18

Event start: 10:00 am at Publix C.R. 510/512, 1451 Sebastian Blvd in Sebastian
Route is approximately 4 miles with planned stops along the way.

Contact: Sgt. Justin Knott, 772-978-6110
JacksonApril 11

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

Western:
The run will begin at approximately 9:30am at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office located on Hwy 90 West in Marianna. 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 2.5 miles.

Contact: Major Angie Johnson, 850-643-7302
JeffersonApril 11

The run will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Court House and go down South US 19, ending at Winn Dixie.

Contacts: Cathy Tuten, 850-342-2526 and A.W. James Speights, 850-342-2634
LafayetteApril 16

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 19

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 10:15 and runners leaving at 10:30 am.

Contacts: Jim Vachon and Rene Castro
LeeApril 13

Registration at 7:00am at Lee Sheriff’s Office Headquarters 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Ft. Myers.
Run begins at 8:00am
Route will start and end at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters.
Route is approximately 5 miles

Contact: Terrie Berlinger, 239-258-3280
LeonApril 5

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
LevyMay 2

Contact: Scott Finnen, 352-486-5111
LibertyApril 9

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 13

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 7

Run begins at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Lorraine Williams, 941-744-3725
MarionApril 27

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 and Sgt. Juan Ocasio
Marion
Dunnellon
May 1

Contact: Chief Mike McQuaig and Mary Edmundson
MartinApril 13

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
Miami-DadeApril 20

Homestead Leg:
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

North Miami leg:

Gather for program at 5:30pm.
The run will begin at 6pm from the front of the North Miami Police Department: 700 NE 124th St, North Miami, FL 33161
Route will go Eastbound on NE 125 Street to Biscayne Blvd then North on Biscayne Blvd for 5 blocks then westbound to the Publix Supermarket located at 12800 Biscayne Blvd North Miami FL, 33181. Distance is 1.5 miles. Buses will be provided to return runners to NMPD.

Contact: Officer Ray De Jesus Jr. 786-236-7699

Miami Leg:
11:00 am -- Arrive at Location: FDLE, Miami Regional Operation Center (1030 NW 111 Ave, Sweetwater, FL 33172)
11:30 am – Ceremony –VIPs /Photos
11:45 am – Start Run – FDLE - North on 111Ave/112Ave to NW 25 Street
12:00 pm – West on 25th Street to 117 Ave.
12:20 pm – South to the Dolphin Mall (possible photo op at Mall south entrance).
12:30 pm – Continue south to NW 12 Street (east), to 111 Ave (south). End back at FDLE.
Total run= 3.2 miles
Note:** parking for your vehicles will be at the Convention Center.

Contact: Larry Andres
MonroeApril 6

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
NassauApril 27

Begins at 1:00 p.m. 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 Daniel Jones, 904-434-2652
Nassau
Fernandina Beach
April 13

Begins at 8:00 am. Slider’s to Publix.

Contact: Officer Michelle Arseneau-Fernandina Beach PD, 904 310 3217
OkaloosaMarch 28

Gather and sign waivers at 0800. Run will begin at 0900 at Publix at Northcrest (1355 North Ferdon Blvd, Crestview). The run will travel down Industrial Blvd and continue south for 1.5 miles to Stillwell Blvd, then left on Stillwell Blvd and end in the parking lot of the Crestview Police Department.

Contacts: Sam Kimmons and Major Mike Card

The south county leg:
Gather at Publix at 610 Eglin Pkwy NE (Corner of Racetrack Rd) in Fort Walton Beach at 11:00, leaving at about 11:15 traveling south on Eglin Pkwy. Ending at the City of Fort Walton Beach Brooks Landing City Park at 12:00 noon. A lunch and bottled water will be provided at the park for run participants.

Contact: Major Mike Card
OkeechobeeApril 20

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
OrangeApril 17

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
OsceolaApril 3

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and run starts at 10 a.m.
Start point: Berlinsky Community Building, 300 E. Monument Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741. View route.
• Monument to Broadway
• Broadway to Emmett
• Emmett to Clyde
• Clyde to Bryan
• Bryan to Ruby
• Ruby to Lakeview
• Park Loop to Berlinsky

Contact: Angee Vega and Joe Whitson
Palm BeachApril 25

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: Sarah Mooney
PascoApril 24

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: Jessica Ziegler
PinellasApril 25

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

Contact: Corporal Dan DiFrancesco and Bess Cain

PolkApril 27

The run will begin at the Southgate Publix located at 2515 Florida Ave S, Lakeland and travel south down S. Florida Ave to the Lake Miriam Publix located at 4730 Florida Ave S (Approx. 2.7 miles)
The run will begin promptly at 0900.

Contacts: Ellen Thompson, 863-860-6296 or Sgt. David Keigan
PutnamMay 4

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: Dep. Denis Jones
Santa RosaMarch 27

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.

Contact: Micha Neal
Sarasota April 20

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: Kenton Montegna or Bob Fanghella
Sarasota
(North Port)
April 20

The run will begin at the Publix on US41 at 0700 hours.

Contact: Eric Sineath
SeminoleApril 12

Run starts at 9:00 am on SR. 600 at Maitland Blvd and proceeds north on SR. 600 to Historic Goldsboro Blvd. Turns left on Historic Goldsboro Blvd and ends at the Sanford Public Safety Complex located at 815 Historic Goldsboro Blvd. The approximate distance is 13 miles.

Contact: Mary-Ann Benton
St. JohnsApril 5

Run begins at 4 pm. Heading from the S.O. to Fort Castillo (unofficial 5K).

Contact: Rafael Fuentes, (904)669-1106 .
St. LucieApril 21

Registration at 9am. Run starts at 10am. Start point: Fort Pierce Central High School 4101 S 25th Street, Ft. Pierce. End point: Publix at St. Andrews 5473 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie.

Contacts: Rick Schichtel, 772-871-5012; Dee Tracey, 772-626-1868; and Jorge Goz
SumterApril 25

The run will start at 8 am at SECO Energy, 330 U.S. 301, Sumterville, Florida 33585

Contact: Beth Hunt, 352-569-1698
SuwanneeApril 17

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
TaylorApril 12

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
UnionApril 25

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: Capt. Corey Griffis
VolusiaMarch 31

7:00am: Stage at 116 W. Indiana Ave, Deland (old courthouse steps)
7:30am: Briefing
8:00am: Run begins

Route starts on W. Indiana Ave, then right on S. Woodland Blvd, right on Howry Ave, right on S. Clara Ave, right on W. New York Ave, left on N. Florida Ave, right on W. Minnesota Ave, right on N. Woodland Blvd, left on E. Church St, right on N. Alabama Ave, and finally a right on E. Indiana Ave returning to 116 W. Indiana Ave. View downtown parking map.

Contacts: Lt. Tom Tatum, Volusia County SO, (386) 736-5961; Dep. Cristal Bustamante, Volusia County SO, (386) 736-5333; and Officer Latisha Pasley, DeLand PD, (386) 626-7468
WakullaApril 10

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: Jeffrey Yarbrough or Geneva Stokley
WaltonMarch 29

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: Sarah Gainey, 850-951-4949
WashingtonApril 2

We are planning to meet 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: Michelle Eonta-Witalec, 850-773-0208