Utah Special Olympics Torch Run

Special Olympics Utah

SOUTHERN UTAH – On Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1, the torch containing the Flame of Hope of the Utah Special Olympics will pass through Washington County.

The Special Olympics Torch’s journey began on May 2, in Draper, Utah and is passing through various towns and counties until it will reach the final leg of its journey in southern Utah.

The Special Olympic Torch’s run will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the Smith’s parking lot and will continue on to Vernon Worthen Park.

“This run is mainly for the local athletes and is a great experience which both athletes and officers look forward to each year,” said Jeremy Needles, an officer with the St. George Police Department.  The St. George Fire Department is also involved, and will be rolling out an antique fire engine as transportation for people that cannot walk the distance, yet still wish to participate.

On Wednesday, June 1, at 10 a.m., the Special Olympics Torch’s final leg officially begins. First, a press conference will be held on the steps of the new county courthouse at 206 West Tabernacle. A group of police officers and county deputies will run the Torch through St. George and Washington, and then carry it up to the Iron County border.

For more information on the Special Olympics Torch run, contact Jeremy Needles at 435-664-5001, or jneedles@sgcity.org.

For more information on the Utah Special Olympics, go to http://sout.org.

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