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Torrance Police Department
Thursday June 1st, 2017 :: 04:20 p.m. PDT


Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

(Update due to initial error in date) The Special Olympics Torch Run will be coming through the City of Torrance on Monday, June 5, 2017.Traffic will be affected along the route. The runners will only occupy the furthest right lane of the roadway during the run. The route will start at approximately 11:00 AM and is as follows.

Palos Verdes Blvd from the Torrance/PV city boundary, northbound to PCH.

Eastbound PCH to Calle Mayor.

Northbound on Calle Mayor to Anza Ave.

Northbound Anza Avenue to Torrance Blvd.

Eastbound Torrance Blvd to CITY HALL. Stop for a Short photo session.

Then leave CITY HALL westbound on Torrance Blvd to Madrona Avenue.

Southbound Madrona Avenue to Sepulveda Blvd.

Westbound Sepulveda Blvd to Palos Verdes Blvd (City Limits) where we will hand off to Redondo Beach PD.

In 1981, Chief Richard LaMunyon of the Wichita, Kansas Police Department created the Law Enforcement Torch Run as a way to involve his officers in the community by running a torch relay for their local Special Olympics. The first Torch Run involved six officers and they raised no money.

The Torch Run has grown to include more than 125 runs in 48 nations. Since its inception 35 years ago, more than 100,000 law enforcement officers have raised $500 million for the Special Olympics movement worldwide. The Torch Run has become the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics.

For more information on Torch Run and Special Olympics of Southern California, please visit:



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Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

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Non-emergencies: 310-328-3456

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