Torch Run For Special Olympics

Montclair Police Department members took part in the annual New Jersey Torch Run to raise money for the Special Olympics of New Jersey.

Montclair Police Department helps benefit Special Olympics through the Torch Run.

Special Olympics athletes at start line
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A little before 10AM on Friday, 30th, members of the Montclair Police Department ran through Montclair holding a torch in hand. The Montclair Police Department’s run this morning marks the the 31st annual Torch Run which began in West Orange and ran through Verona and Glen Ridge before ending in Bloomfield.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an annual statewide campaign that benefits the Special Olympics of New Jersey. Throughout the year leading up to the run, the Montclair Police Department raises funds for the cause, in addition to volunteering in local athletic events.

The torch, which is affectionately dubbed the “Flame of Hope,” was held proudly as the Montclair Police Department made their way down Bloomfield Avenue on that beautiful morning. Carefully assisted by additional member of the department, those carrying the torch banded together and proudly strode down Bloomfield Avenue.

If you missed the torch run this year, there’s still a way to catch it next spring at its annual appearance. Those who are interested can track the event in real-time through the website, In addition, for those wanting to get involved or seeking more information on the cause visit to the event’s website at

The Montclair Police Department is located at 647 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, N.J. 

For more information about the New Jersey Special Olympics, visit their website at, or visit the page for the 2014 event at On the latter website you will find information about who is participating, the events that will be held or even how to get involved! The 2014 New Jersey Special Olympics will be held this year from June 10-21, and it’s not too late to participate! Get involved in this inspiring event and help make a difference in your community.

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