PARSIPPANY — The 35th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the New Jersey Special Olympics was held on Friday, June 8. Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers, active and retired, along with the Parsippany Police Explorer Post #131, who not only helped raise money for the Special Olympics, but ran the entire length our leg of the route.
The torch run is one of the kickoff events for the Special Olympics Summer Games taking place this weekend at the The College of New Jersey in Ewing.
The runners started at the PNC Bank in Mountain Lakes and continued down Route 46 to Smith Field.
Throughout the day, more than 3,000 police officers, split into 26 separate legs, will run to raise awareness for the Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.