The public is invited to participate in the Scotts Bluff County Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics. Runner registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Scotts Bluff National Monument parking lot. The registration fee is $15 and each runner receives a t-shirt. Non-runner t-shirts will be available at $12 for short sleeve and $20 for long sleeve. Runners and bicyclists leave the Monument at 5:30 and run to Legion Park in Gering.
The route is 2.3 miles. This is not a race and all participants will have to stay behind the torch. The event concludes with a picnic hosted by Runza, Special Olympics families and other local sponsors.
The Torch Run, like the Polar Plunge, calls attention to the efforts of Special Olympians and raises money for their events. The mission of Special Olympics Nebraska is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic–type sports for special children and adults, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.