Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run kicked off in Fremont County this weekend

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wyoming’s state games got started Saturday in Lander and Riverton. Officers and volunteers ran one mile down Riverton’s Main Street  and then hopped on bicycles to ride the rest of the way to Lander.

“We also had a larger group of Special Olympic Athletes and Family members join us for the run in Lander,” said Lander Police Officer Matt Koritnik. ” Mr.D’s donated hamburgers for a BBQ after the run.” Thanks to Koritnik for the photos.

According to Special Olympics Wyoming’s website, more than 300 law enforcement personnel and friends will be running the torch around the state to raise funds an public awareness.

The torch run continues today in Gillette and Sheridan, followed Wednesday by  runs in Douglas and Wheatland. On Thursday, the torch will be run from Cheyenne to Laramie for the opening ceremonies. The torch will make its final run on May 10 in Green River and Rock Springs.

See Saturday’s Photo of the Day from the event here.