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Torrance Police Department
Wednesday June 7th, 2017 :: 03:29 p.m. PDT


Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Friday, 6/7/17

The Special Olympics Torch Run will be coming through the City of Torrance once again this Friday! Traffic will be affected along the route. The runners will only occupy the furthest right lane of the roadway during the run. We will receive the torch from Gardena PD at about 11:20 AM.

The route will start at 190th Street & Western Ave and continue Southbound Western to Torrance Blvd.

Westbound Torrance Blvd to southbound Sartori.

Southbound Sartori to westbound Post, to westbound Carson Street.

Westbound Carson to Crenshaw Blvd.

Southbound Crenshaw Blvd all the way down to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

Eastbound PCH from Crenshaw Blvd where we will end at Norm's Restaurant.

We will hand off the torch to the Lomita Sheriff's Station at Norm's at approximately 12:30 PM.

The public is encouraged to come out and cheer on the runners and Special Olympics athletes!!

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 34 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:



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Torrance Police Department
3300 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA 90503

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