Largo Joins Special Olympics Torch Run Tuesday

The run starts in St. Petersburg, winding through Largo and other Pinellas County communities. Here's the route.

Pinellas police agencies, from St. Pete to Largo and the beaches, will carry the Special Olympics torcn Tuesday in a long-distance run.

"The Special Olympics Torch" run will raises awareness about the needs and programs for the intellectually disabled in Pinellas County.

The run starts in St. Petersburg but extebds to Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Largo and other communities. The torch is passed from one law enforcement agecy to the next, with Special Olympics athletes greeting the runners along the way.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a statewide event that precedes the
Summer Olympic Games May 17-18, 2013 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports
complex near Orlando.

The participating law enforcement agencies are:

  • Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
  • St. Petersburg Police Department
    Pinellas Park Police Department
  • Largo Police Department
  • Belleair Police Department
  • Clearwater Police Department
  • Tarpon Springs Police Department
  • St. Pete Beach Police Department
  • Criminal Justice Academy Class - St. Petersburg College

The following is the route of the run:

  1. 8:15 a.m.: St. Petersburg Police Department;
  2. 9:10 a.m.:  New Heights Elementary School;
  3. 10:15 a.m.  -  Nina Harris Exceptional School, Pinellas Park;
  4. 10:55 a.m. -  Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, Largo;
  5. 11:45 a.m.  -  PCSO Technical Services Bldg., Largo;
  6. 12:45 p.m.  (approx.) Del Oro Park Hosts:  Clearwater Police / Tarpon Springs Police Departments
  7. Around 1:15-1:30 p.m., Torch arrival / reception at Paul B. Stephens.

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