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Law Enforcement Torch Run in Adelaide CBD today

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which is being held in support of the 11th Special Olympics Australia National Games, is taking place in the Adelaide CBD from 12:15pm April 16.

SA Police employees – both sworn officers and non-sworn staff – will this week participate in the torch run as Guardians of the Flame of Hope, running alongside Special Olympics athletes.

The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports event for people with intellectual disabilities.

The Games are being held in and around Adelaide between Monday 16 April and Friday 20 April, with more than 1000 athletes, 700 support or coaching staff and 3000 friends and family in attendance.

The LETR, which was in Norwood yesterday, has taken place in stages. The final journey for the torch will be when the Flame of Hope is delivered to the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Titanium Stadium in Findon tonight.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 in Kansas, with law enforcement professionals from more than 45 countries participating since then to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.

In the Adelaide CBD today, the event will begin outside Police Headquarters on Angas St at 12.15pm with the torch lighting and is expected to end about 12.30pm at Government House with the cauldron lighting ceremony.

Police ask motorists to take care to ensure runners proceed safely. There may be some minor traffic delays, however, police will be present to ensure the run progresses safely.

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For more information about the Special Olympics Australia National Games visit the website:  http://www.specialolympics.com.au/nationalgames2018/index.html

- SAPOL

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