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Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

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Kicking off the next 50 years

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is set for May 13 and will include walkers, runners, and bikers.

The walk will start at 7:30 am at the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office on Nizhoni Boulevard to Second Street and continues to Highway 66.

When the walk concludes, the run begins. Anyone who wants to run can meet at the corner of Second Street and Highway 66.  The run concludes at the New Mexico State Police office.

That’s where the bike portion begins.  Bikers will travel from the police office to Grants.  There are several resting spots along the way.

In order to take part in this year’s event, participation forms must be completed and turned in to regional coordinator Judith Goins at the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office before May 13.  There is no charge to participate in the event. Funds are raised through merchandise sales for the event.

“The more participants we have to get the torch to Grants, the better,” Goins said.

Those interested in purchasing merchandise to support the event, will have a choice of T-shirts, Torch Run K9 plushy, pins, challenge coins, Torch Run decals, and license plates.

All orders must be prepaid, and placed with Judith Goins.

This year’s Special Olympics takes place May 4 at the Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup. Goins said the bulk of funds raised from the Torch Run event go to fund the Gallup Special Olympics.

For more information about the Law Enforcement Torch Run, contact, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 722-8514.

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