Special Olympics Torch Run Set
The New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run-Southeast Region will be taking off at the Carlsbad Police Station (602 W. Mermod St.) at 6:30 a.m. on May 11, 2019.
“We appreciate David Testa and all the members of our law enforcement community for their strong support for the Special Olympics,” Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway said.
Lieutenant Testa, with the Carlsbad Police Department, is the Law Enforcement Torch Run regional coordinator to Special Olympics in southeast New Mexico.
Torch carriers will be running the torch north on Guadalupe and then west on Pierce Street and continuing past Ford Town to the Artesia Highway. Running with Carlsbad Police will be the Carlsbad Fire Department, the Eddy County Sheriff’s Department and other public safety personnel and representatives. Some of the Special Olympics athletes will be running as well.
Once in Artesia, runners will meet Law Enforcement and Special Olympics athletes from Hobbs, Lea County and Artesia and run in together to the Airplane Park. There will be a short ceremony to pass the torches, where torches will continue their journey to Albuquerque for the State Special Olympic Games being held June 1st.
The City of Carlsbad encourages anyone in the Carlsbad community to park along the route to cheer on the participants who will be running during the 30+ mile stretch. Additionally, we encourage members of the community to attend this Saturday’s (May 4) Special Olympics Competition, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Ralph Bowyer Cavemen Stadium. Please help support these remarkable local athletes.