Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Louisiana
Torch Run Routes by Area
For exact times and routes, please contact your local Police Department or Sheriff’s Department. Dates/cities subject to change.
Lafayette Parish – Thursday, May 23, 2019
Pre-Run Activity: Meet at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office for pictures and the ceremonial lighting of the Flame of Hope. The run will begin at 8am at Main and Lafayette. Stop at the Apallo Intersection. Board vehicles for the Carencro city limits North on LA 93 to Gloria Switch at the round-about. Go East on Gloria Switch to University. Turn left, heading north on University to starting point in Carencro. Run through Carencro for about 2 mile. Board vehicles to Opelousas *Set up vehicles at City Park @ Crestwell and 182. Down 182, onto 190 towards info center.Drink, food, music and fun after the run! Contact: Aggie Trahan at 337-236-3906 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
St. John the Baptist Parish – Thursday, May 16, 2019
Registration opens at 8am with the run at 9am. Start location is Frostop (411 E. Airline Hwy, LaPlace) and travels to Twin Oaks Nursing Home, East St. John High School and Riverside Academy, before ending at St. Peter's Church (total of 8 miles). After party at Frenier's Landing Restaurant and Oyster Bar (113 Dottie Lane, off of Peavine Rd. in LaPlace) from 11:30-12. There will be food, drinks, and music. Contact: Greg Baker at 504-382-6183 or email@example.com
Lafourche Parish – Friday, May 17, 2019
Registration opens at 7:30am with the run at 8am. Start location is Troop C (4047 West Park Ave.) and will continue to the Tourist Center ( 4484 Hwy 1, Raceland 70394) under the Raceland over pass. Hwy 1. Following the run there will be a BBQ at the park around 10:30/11am with lots of food, drinks, music and fun. Contact: Nancy Comardelle at 985-449-4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Charles Parish – Friday, May 17, 2019
Run starts at 8:30am from River Road and Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan to the Knights of Columbus Hall (375 Spruce St.) Contact: Susie Gauthier at email@example.com
Ascension Parish – Saturday, May 4, 2019
Runners will meet at Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office (828 Irma Blvd) to be shuttled to Gonzales Municipal Park on Burnside Ave. for a 9am start. The run will end at The ARC of East Ascension. Contact: Bob Escamilla at 225-588-4084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Baton Rouge Parish – Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Official Torch Lighting Ceremony begins at 8:30am at the North Boulevard Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Torch Run will begin immediately after the ceremony.
St. Tammany Parish – Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Check-in at 9:30am for 10am run. Starts/ends at Mandeville Trailhead (675 Lafitte Street, Mandeville) and runs through Old Mandeville.
Livingston Parish – Friday, May 24, 2019
Run starts at 9:30am at G.M. Varnado and Sons Automotive Center (2500 Florida Blvd SW, Denham Springs) and continues to the Livingston/Tangipahoa Parish line.
Tangipahoa Parish – May 24, 2019
Tangipahoa officers will receive the torch from the Livingston officers at the Tangipahoa Parish Line on Hwy 190 W. in front of Hammond State School and continue to Southeastern Louisiana University for State Summer Games Opening Ceremony.
GREATER NEW ORLEANS
Jefferson Parish – Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Registration at 7am for 8am run at Kenner Police Headquarters (500 Veterans Blvd.). Enter in the back gate of the building on Nick Congemi Drive, for check in, T-shirt pick up, and to load buses. Party hosted by KPD with lots of Drinks, Food, Music and Prizes. Contact: Ninoska Guggenheim at 504-712-2395 or email@example.com OR Ken Guichard at 504-363-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaquemines Parish – Friday, May 17, 2019
Check-in at 6:30am; run starts at 7:10am. Starts and ends at (13629 Hwy 23 Jesuit Bend) and runs to multiple schools in the parish. Contact: Lauren Roussell Babin at 504-934-6882 or email@example.com
East Carroll/West Carroll/Madison Parish - RUN INFO COMING SOON!
Oak Grove to Lake Providence to Tullulah
Union Parish - RUN INFO COMING SOON!
Moorehouse to Ouachita to Caldwell Parish – May 15, 2019
A brief ceremony will be held at Morehouse Parish Courthouse, north side of building (100 E. Madison Ave., Bastrop, 71220) and a walk with SOLA athletes around the building. 8:00am registration. 8:30am run. 59 miles to Columbia Bridge and finish the run to Georgetown before dinner on the river at Columbia. Contact: Sharon Bacle at 318-680-1434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Caddo/Bossier Parish – Media Run, May 17, 2019
Caddo/Bossier Parish - Torch Run, May 24, 2019
Agencies on the East side of the Red River will meet at Bossier City Civic Center, Bossier City and will end at Relay Station, 10281 Hwy-1 South, Shreveport LA. Contact: Chad Davis at 318-773-2582 or email@example.com.
DeSoto Parish - RUN INFO COMING SOON!
Red River/Natchitoches Parish – 2019 Date and Details TBA
Check-in at 12:30am for 1pm run. Runners will meet the North West Area at the Red River Parish Line on Hwy-1 and end at NSU Pavilion across from Prather Coliseum. Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office will host a cookout for the runners and volunteers at the Pavilion area on Northwestern State University campus. Contact: Wendy Llorens at 318-357-2239 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Parish – Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The run will begin at 8am at Grant Parish Courthouse (200 Main Street, Colfax) after a welcoming ceremony. They will end the run the courthouse. The distance is 1 mile. Contact: Wendy Charrier at 318-447-0565 or email@example.com.
Pollock Police Dept - Thursday, May 9, 2019
The run begins at 10am at the Pollock Ball Park on LA 8 and ends at Grant 1 Stop LA 165/LA8.
Catahoula Parish - May 14, 2019
Run begins at 11am at Magnolia Hill, Magnolia Street, Jonesville, and ends at Utility Baptist Church on LA 84.
LaSalle Parish – May 14, 2019
The run will begin at 9am at the LaSalle Courthouse (1050 Courthouse Street, Jena) with ceremony. They will end the run the courthouse. The distance is 1 mile. Contact: Wendy Charrier at 318-447-0565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rapides Parish – May 22, 2019
Runners will start at 9am from Pinecrest Supports and Services, 100 Pincrest Drive, Pineville. 10:30am @ Pinecrest City Court, Main Street, Pineville to Rapides Courthouse, Alexandria. 2pm Alexandria Police Dept, 1000 Bolton Ave, Alexandria, to Louisiana State Police Troop E, 1710 Odom Street, Alexandria. Contact: Wendy Charrier at 318-447-0565 or email@example.com.
Alexandria – 2019 Date and Details TBA
At 7am, runners will go from Troop E, down (Odom Street to Bolton Avenue). They will end the run at McAllister’s Deli (3601 Masonic Drive, #2525, Alexandria). Distance 4.5 miles. Contact: Wendy Charrier at 318-447-0565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Red River/Natchitoches Parish – May 21, 2019
7am start at NSU Pavilion across from Prather Coliseum. Natchitoches runners then continue on Highway 1 South (55 miles) into Rapides parish ending at Troop E in Alexandria at approx. 2:30 pm. Contact: Wendy Llorens at 318-357-2239 or email@example.com
Calcasieu Parish – 2019 Date and Details TBA
Check-in at 7:30am; run starts at 8am from Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy (3958 Mallard Cove, Lake Charles, LA) and ends at Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, where the run will end (5400 E. Broad Street Lake Charles, LA) Contact: Kayla Vincent at 337-302-1848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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