Participants will meet at the Collier County Law Enforcement Memorial in front of Collier County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 3319 Tamiami Trail E., at 7:30 a.m. The 4.8-mile run will get under way following remarks by Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk at 8 a.m.
Local Special Olympics athletes will join in the run, along with past Special Olympics athlete and coach Michael Lynch, who has been running in the Torch Run for many years.
The runners will proceed to the city of Naples and then run up to the Publix store at 4601 Ninth St. N. in Naples. There are several stops along the way and vehicles will be trailing the runners in case they need help.
The focus of the local event is to bring awareness and support to Florida Special Olympics.
Photo by Cpl. Efrain Hernandez/CCSO