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LETR Mark Pennsylvania Color Law Enforcement Torch Run Event

Celebrating the 7th year of the "Be a Fan" Torch Run!

The "Be a Fan" Torch Run is a 3-day segmented, 150 mile run from Pittsburgh (PNC Park) to Penn State University that consists of 56 legs. More than 50 Law Enforcement Teams from across the state will participate in the Run to kick-off Special Olympics PA’s largest competition – the 2017 Summer Games in State College.

The Run will officially kick-off on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from home plate at PNC Park at 9:00 a.m. as law enforcement representatives from around the region and other dignitaries begin the long and inspiring journey with the lighting of the Flame of Hope at home plate.  It will then end with the lighting of the cauldron during Opening Ceremonies at Medlar Field on Thursday evening, June 1st.   #BEAFAN

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Volunteer Opportunities:

1. Participate in the Final Leg of the 2017 Be a Fan Torch Run on Thursday, June 1st at 7pm and help Kick-Off Opening Ceremonies!

2. Not a Runner…no problem. You are welcome to represent your agency in uniform and join your peers in escorting the Flame of Hope into Opening Ceremonies! Contact Carrie Hucker Jaumann, Event Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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2016 Torch Run Recap


Special Thanks to Oolaa Designs for capturing images of the run each day!

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Check Out Event Media Coverage:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Law enforcement officers help carry torch for Special Olympics

The Indiana Gazette

Special Olympics torch makes its way through Blairsville