Special Olympics torch heads to Terre Haute

INDIANAPOLIS — A global symbol of unity and courage, the Flame of Hope, will soon begin the journey from Indianapolis to Terre Haute for the ceremonial lighting of the cauldron to signify the start of the 2022 Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games.

The Final Leg Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Indiana will be Friday. The Indianapolis event will begin with a ceremony at 9 a.m. at Victory Field followed at 9:30 a.m. by a 3-mile run that will highlight the Indiana Cultural Trail, Monument Circle, Indiana Statehouse and White River State Park. The Terre Haute run will follow at noon at Indiana State.

Known as “the Guardians of the Flame,” officers from across the state raise funds to earn their place at the Final Leg Torch Run events and help carry the Flame of Hope alongside Special Olympics Indiana athletes. That shared experience will culminate at the Summer Games June 17-19 in Terre Haute, with the lighting of the cauldron during Opening Ceremonies.