Annual Torch Run Set for Monday

OCEAN CITY- The eastern portion of the 28th annual Maryland Torch Run featuring law enforcement officers from all over the state will take place this Monday, June 3, with the first leg on the Ocean City Boardwalk followed by a second leg through downtown Berlin.

The statewide Torch Run Relay for the benefit of the Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games will include individual relay runs carrying the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” in different regions all over the state. The mission is to safely escort and protect the Flame of Hope as it makes its way toward the 43rd Annual Summer Games at Towson University on June 7-9.

The Ocean City-Worcester County leg takes place next Monday, June 3 at 27th Street and the Boardwalk. Pre-event ceremonies will start at 8 a.m. and the Torch Run Relay will start at 8:30 a.m. The run starts at 27th Street and heads south along the Boardwalk to its conclusion at North Division Street. After the Ocean City leg, participants will board a bus to Berlin for the second leg of the local portion of the Torch Run.

At 10 a.m., participants will meet at Worcester Prep for a pre-run pep rally and the second leg of the local race will be run through downtown Berlin to its conclusion at the Berlin Fire Department. The local portion of the race is part of a larger statewide relay that includes legs in the eastern, western, southern and central parts of Maryland throughout the week.