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 Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation Commission (FWCC) — 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 Games. 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.