‘Flame of Hope’ Travels Through Huron County Tuesday

The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run will be making its annual trek through Huron County this week.

Special Olympians, police officers, family members, friends and community supporters will run, walk, and stroll together on Tuesday in an effort to promote awareness and raise money for Special Olympics Ontario.

The Huron County Torch Run starts at 9am Tuesday morning at the Wingham OPP Detachment office.
The run will go through Wingham ending at the south end mall. Participants will then be transported to Blyth, Clinton and Goderich where they will complete a run/walk/stroll in each of those communities.

Free bus transportation will be provided from Goderich to Wingham Tuesday morning. Participants are asked to meet at the Goderich OPP Detachment on Courthouse Square just before the 8am bus departure time.

After completing the final leg in Goderich, participants and supporters will meet at McGee Motors on Suncoast Dr. E in Goderich for a celebration BBQ.

2018 marks the 31st anniversary of the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run. Since its inception in Ontario, the Torch Run raised more than $35-million.

Huron County OPP Sergeant Russ Nesbitt – Torch Run Co-ordinator (file photo by Bob Montgomery)

“This is a day I very much look forward to every year”, stated Huron OPP Torch Run Coordinator and Acting Staff Sergeant Russ Nesbitt. “Just being around the athletes and seeing the smiling faces from all of the participants is a very rewarding feeling. I encourage you to come out and join in on the fun; I guarantee you will get to meet some amazing people and will leave with a smile on your face”.