Cheering on the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run
The 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics successfully made it from Grand Portage to Grand Marais on Monday, June 20. A cheering crowd greeted runners as they came through Grand Marais.
The community came together to participate in the Flame of Hope Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Monday, June 20. The “Flame of Hope” torch set off from the Canadian border on June 20 after a brief ceremony at 12 p.m.
Established in 1981, the Law Enforcement Torch Run strives to show the community that there are no limits to human potential. By carrying the “Flame of Hope” torch, participants hope to inspire individuals to be courageous while raising awareness for the Special Olympics.
Family members of law enforcement, in addition to members of the community, met the torchbearers at the corner by World’s Best Donuts and joined the “run” through town to Compass Park near Java Moose.
“We’re just happy,” said Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen. He added, “We’re actually very blessed that they consider Cook County or Grand Marais as part of the torch run events.”
The “Flame of Hope” torch will now make the journey down to the Special Olympics in the Twin Cities. It will be featured in the June 25 celebration ceremonies in Stillwater, Minn.
WTIP’s Kalli Hawkins attended the welcome event in Grand Marais. Audio from the event below.