Law Enforcement Torch Run Returns for 33rd Year


The 33rd annual Delaware Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will take place between Wednesday, June 12th and Friday, June 14th in cities and towns across the first state.

The 2019 event will begin in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, June 12th. Live music will lead the gala with the Torch Run sendoff at the Bandstand at 7:00 p.m. On Thursday, June 13th, the Torch starts in Delmar at 6:00 a.m. at the intersection of Route 13 and Route 54, in Lewes at 6:30 a.m. at DSP Troop 7, at The Circle in Georgetown at 7:30 a.m. and then on to Milford, Harrington and Dover for a brief stop a Legislative Hall at 2:00 p.m. It will then head north to Smyrna and Odessa.

On Friday, June 14th, the Torch will arrive at Troop 9 at 6 a.m., the to Wilmington Police Headquarters at 9:45 a.m. for a celebration. The event will end with a Torch visit to the University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center where the official opening of the 2019 Summer Special Olympic Games will take place.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised nearly 8 million dollars for Special Olympics Delaware in it’s history. Special Olympics Delaware provides a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with special needs. Over 4,000 volunteers take part in the program.