Saturday, August 13, 2011
A Special Run
While the distance from the Amherst Police Station to the finish line at the UMass Southwest towers quadrangle may have been only three miles, the resounding good cheer generated could have echoed from sea to shining sea.
About 30 runners participated in the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics this evening sponsored by the Amherst Police Department. The workout culminated with a rousing reception at the finish line by the athletes who benefit from the money raised (suggested donation per runner was $15) as they let out a resounding cheer when the entourage--all wearing distinctive black t shirts--arrived and the Flame of Hope met the cauldron, sending up a whoosh of orange flames.
Let the games begin!