Special Olympics Torch Run to conclude in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -The final leg of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run will be arriving in Albany Thursday.

Two different groups of participating law enforcement officers will take off from the Capital City Thursday morning.

The first group will leave from Veteran’s Park in Schenectady at 9:30 a.m. and travel 14.5 miles to reach their final destination at Albany’s City Hall where both groups will meet.

The second group will depart from East Greenbush Town Hall at 11:15 a.m, and run three miles before reaching Albany’s City Hall.

Various members of law enforcement from all over are participating in the Torch Run.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has over risen over $9 million dollars for the Special Olympics since it began 29 years ago.

This year’s Torch Run kicked off in Saratoga Springs 10 days ago.

Just two days ago News10 ABC crews were in Schroon Lake and Potterville witnessing state and local police pound the pavement for the 2,000 athletes that compete in New York State’s Special Olympic Games each year.

The Torch Run will conclude in the Capital District just in time for opening ceremonies at SUNY Brockport on June 6th.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan will be holding a press conference signifying the end of the run at noon on Thursday.

 

 

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