The OPP announced today, that after a 3-year pause the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run will make a return to Huron County on Thursday.
Traditionally the event is held in June however this year organizers say they are trying something new, and the event was moved to September.
The Huron County OPP & Special Olympics Ontario are inviting residents to participate by running alongside those participating or simply pulling up a lawn chair and cheering on participants as they pass-by.
Special Olympians, police officers, family members, friends and community supporters from all over Huron County will run, walk, scooter and stroll together on Thursday to increase awareness & raise funds for Special Olympics.
The Torch Run starts at 9 am at the Maitland River Community Church on Josephine Street in Wingham. It will then head through town ending at the south end. Particpants will then be transported to Blyth, Clinton and Goderich in order to bring their excite & joy to each community.
After completing the final leg in Goderich participants & supporters will meet back at McGee Motors on Soncoast Drive East in Goderich for a celebration BBQ.
Anyone requiring bus transportation from Goderich to the starting point in Wingham can be at the Goderich Legion at Kingston Street prior to the bus’ 8 am departure. There is no cost for the bus transporation.
The event has raised more than $73 million dollars across Canada since it started.