Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

The annual torch run for Special Olympics wound through downtown San Diego Tuesday morning.

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The annual torch run for Special Olympics wound through downtown San Diego Tuesday morning.
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Approximately 400 law enforcement officials in the San Diego area were slated to participate.
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The Law Enforcement Torch Run began Tuesday morning and will ultimately culminate in Long Beach for the Opening Ceremony of this year's Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games June 9-10.
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Collectively, nearly 50 Southern California communities, including will run a total of 80 miles on streets and highways.
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Chula Vista police and National City police were involved in the first legs of the race from National City along Harbor, Cesar Chavez Boulevard and into downtown.
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Runners were headed to the downtown SDPD headquarters for a brief rest.
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The torch will becontinuing on to East Mission Bay Drive, La Jolla and Torrey Pines State Beach for the end of the day.
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Officers may run or bike through 80 miles as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics.
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The movement was initiated by officers to raise funds for and awareness of the 1200 Special Olympics athletes in this region.
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Throughout the weekend, 2,000 athletes will participate in six sports at the Special Olympics Summer Games.
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See last year's relay here.
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Find out more about the event here.
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