COEUR D’ALENE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN
presented by SPECIAL OLYMPICS IDAHO
June 14, 2012
North Idaho law enforcement officers have initiated a ceremonial “Torch Run” to coincide with Special Olympics festivities taking place in Southern Idaho on June 14th. The Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and Special Olympic athletes run the "Flame of Hope" as a symbol of support and respect for Special Olympic athletes.
Area law enforcement officers, including Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo and retired Bonners Ferry Chief of Police Dave Kramer will start the run at 9:00am beginning and ending at the “Lake Steamers” historical point turn out along Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr.
The turnout is a few miles past the Beach House Restaurant just past trail mile marker 19, and South Silver Beach Rd. The run will continue east bound on the trail to the turn-around point which is the 20 mile marker just past Tony’s Restaurant, at the bottom of Bennett Bay Hill. The overall total distance for the run, out and back, will be between 1.5 and 1.8 miles. The officers and Special Olympic Athletes will run as a group.
When the run is complete many officers will go to Applebee’s at 280 W. Hanley Ave. for the 11:30am start time of “Tip a Cop”. The event runs from 11:30am to 3:30pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Be sure to take the day off from cooking, and help your local Law Enforcement Officers in their efforts to raise money, and awareness for Special Olympics Idaho as they trade their handcuffs in for serving trays! All money raised will go directly to helping fund local Idaho Athletes.
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