El Paso – Runners and walkers are lacing up to support Special Olympics Texas at the Sgt. Ruben Orozco 8K Law Enforcement Torch Run on March 8. A shotgun start kicks off the 8K run at 8:00 a.m. and the 2 mile walk at 8:15 a.m. Local law enforcement agencies, Special Olympics Texas athletes, runners and walkers of all levels begin at the corner of Stanton and Cincinnati in the parking lot of Geogeske's Restaurant, located at 2701 N. Stanton in El Paso.
Spectators are welcome to gather at the finish line to cheer on friends and family. Those who finish first will receive awards. Medals are awarded to the first three winners of each age group and a trophy will be awarded to the largest group and agency.
Entry fees are $20 for early registration and $25 at the day of the race. The deadline for early registration is Friday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. Packet pickup is available March 4-6 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Special Olympics Texas El Paso area office, located at 4100 Rio Bravo, Ste. 311. Register and receive a free T-shirt and goody bag at packet pickup. If you need further information, please contact the area office at 915.533.8229.
The Sgt. Ruben Orozco 8K Law Enforcement Torch Run was named in memory of Sergeant Ruben Orozco, who died in a car accident on September 17, 2005 after working at one of U.T.E.P.’s home games.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 32,240 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Lone Star State. For more information, call 1.800.876.JOIN or visit www.specialolympicstexas.org.
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