SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Law enforcement officers from the Eugene-Springfield area participated in a Torch Run benefiting Special Olympics Oregon on Wednesday.
Officers ran through the streets carrying the torch with the Flame of Hope, which usually travels hundreds of miles throughout the state every year. However, changes were made this year in light of the pandemic.
It started at the Springfield Justice Center, traveled to the John Serbu Campus and ended at the Valley River Center.
The torch run seeks to raise awareness for the Special Olympics program.
It also kicks off the upcoming virtual Dog Days of Summer Fun Run, Walk & Roll. That event will take place from July 16 to 19.
"Run, walk, hike, bike, roll, or scoot your chosen distance, at your own pace, to show your support for the athletes of Special Olympics Oregon. They need you now more than ever," the program's website says.