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Arundel police run for Special Olympics' torch run; Annapolis leg is Wednesday

Anne Arundel County Police participated Tuesday in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, running from Glen Burnie to Annapolis, a distance of about 15 miles.

The run helps raise money and awareness for the athletes taking part in the Summer Games being held in Towson June 6-8.

County police officers started at Glen Burnie Town Center along Ritchie Highway, and ran through Arnold, Severna Park, Pasadena and Glen Burnie, ending at the Naval Academy Bridge. Police officials said more than 140 people participated, including about 115 runners, five athletes and 20 support people and volunteers. 

The Annapolis leg of the Torch Run is Wednesday, June 4, beginning at 2 p.m.  Special Olympics athletes and officers from the Annapolis Police Department will receive the torch from Maryland Transportation Authority Police at the City Dock and run with the torch up Main Street, around Church Circle to West Street.

Runners will then follow Calvert Street, Rowe Boulevard, Taylor Avenue, Ridgely Avenue, Melvin Avenue, and Annapolis Street, then over the Naval Academy Bridge to the World War II Memorial. 

The roads will be closed on a rolling basis as runners go through the area.

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