Police Officers Organize Race To Help Special Olympics


By Jeff Gomske

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Saturday marked the 16th
annual Twin Falls Police Department Torch Run.

The Torch Run was immediately followed by the 1st Beat-The-eat 5K Run.

It's a fundraiser to help raise money for Idaho Special Olympics.

The idea is to follow an officer wearing a yellow shirt and everyone who beats him wins a coin.

If you couldn't make it but still wish to help, you can make a donation through the Police Department.

It's also important to know that the money raised does stay local.

ThePolice Officers are the guardians of the Special Olympics flame and the run helps awareness and gives funds to the athletes.

The flame gets carried through cities not only around Idaho and the nation but also around the world.

This year close to 75 people participated in both the Torch and the Beat-The-Heat Run.

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