The public is invited to participate in the Scotts Bluff County Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics. Runner registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Scotts Bluff National Monument parking lot. The registration fee is $15 and each runner receives a t-shirt. Non-runner t-shirts will be available at $12 for short sleeve and $20 for long sleeve. Runners and bicyclists leave the Monument at 5:30 and run to Legion Park in Gering.
The route is approximately 2.3 miles. This is not a race and all participants will have to stay behind the torch. The event concludes with a picnic hosted by Arby’s, Special Olympics families and other local sponsors.
The Nebraska Special Olympics State Games take place annually in Omaha. This year they begin on May 22nd through the 25th. Approximately 100 local athletes are expected to attend.
Further information is available on the state Special Olympics site, www.sone.org