Special Olympics torch run

Support Hilliard Police in Torch Run for Special Olympics

Posted May 24, 2023 in Community Events by Andrea Litchfield

The community is invited to support Hilliard police officers and local Special Olympics athletes as they carry the Flame of Hope through Downtown Hilliard.

The City of Hilliard Division of Police will host the Hilliard leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Tuesday, June 20.

The event helps light the way to the 2023 Special Olympics of Ohio Summer Games, held June 19-23 at The Ohio State University.

The local leg of the race will begin after 11 a.m. at Hilliard Municipal Building, 3800 Municipal Way, and end at the Safety Services Building, 5171 Northwest Parkway. The route is Norwich Street to Main Street, then to Northwest Parkway.

Community members are encouraged to line the streets to cheer on the runners.

“This is an incredible event we look forward to each year that allows us to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Ohio. It also provides the opportunity to spend time together as a community,” said Hilliard Detective Brandon Long, who is currently the Torch Run’s state director.

Donate to runners here:
Check out this video from last year’s event: