Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Early tomorrow morning, members of the La Crosse Department will join area law enforcement agencies and community members for 30th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run was first established by the law enforcement community as a way to help support Special Olympics in communities across the nation.  After participating in various fundraising events throughout the year, such as the Polar Plunge and Tip-A-Cop, law enforcement members complete the Torch Run Final Leg every June to help celebrate the beginning of the Special Olympics State Summer Games.

Local area participants will ride bikes or run along an 8.5 mile route to help carry the Flame of Hope to the kick-off ceremony held at Kwik Trip off Highway 16 in Onalaska.

The La Crosse Police Department is honored to participate, and we wish all of the Special Olympics athletes the best of luck at this weekend’s State Summer Games!

**Special Traffic Notice:  The Final Leg bicyclists will leave Kwik Trip (4605 Mormon Coulee Road) around 7AM, travel west on Mormon Coulee, north on Losey Boulevard, continuing onto Highway 16, until reaching the kick-off ceremony at Kwik Trip in Onalaska (9421 Highway 16).  TRAFFIC WILL SLOW along this route and busier intersections may be momentarily blocked as we pass through town.


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