Several members of local law enforcement agencies will escort the Special Olympics Torch down Findlay’s Main Street beginning at 3:30 p.m. today.

The torch route will begin at the Findlay State Highway Patrol, 3201 N. Main St., at 3:30 p.m., then proceed south on Main Street, stopping at the University of Findlay, the Hancock County Courthouse, the Findlay Fire Department Station 1, and the Kroger at 101 Sixth St.

The route will then turn on Sixth Street and proceed to the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St., around 4:45 p.m.

Special Olympics athletes will then proceed with the torch eastbound on East Sandusky Street to Blanchard Valley Center and the parade will end around 5 p.m.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the parade route areas.

The event is free and open to the public.

This is the 32nd year of the Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Over 2,000 officers across the state will run or bike through over 150 communities, creating awareness of Special Olympics and raising funds for the program.

The final leg of the torch run will end Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics state summer games.

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