Vail Daily letter: Special Olympics torch run is coming May 21 |

Vail Daily letter: Special Olympics torch run is coming May 21

Let’s celebrate the Eagle County Special Olympics Colorado Athletes as they prepare for the Colorado Special Olympics in Grand Junction with the annual torch run.

Runners, walkers and bikers will begin on either side of the county from Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum and the Vail Police Department in Vail at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 21, meeting at Miller Ranch Road and U.S. Highway 6 at approximately 11 a.m. From here, we will all run as a group with the local Special Olympics athletes into Freedom Park for a celebratory event.

All are welcome; we would like the community to join us along the way. We will have emergency vehicles, a helicopter from Classic Air Medical and root beer floats courtesy of Mountain Beverage, Tommyknocker Brewery root beer and ice cream from Sundae.

Please join emergency responders and their families from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle Police Department, Avon Police Department, Vail Police Department, Colorado State Patrol 4C, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Vail Fire and Emergency Services and the Eagle County Paramedic Services.

If you have questions or want to register, contact Lisa Vasquez at 970-376-7036 or

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Amber Barrett

Eagle County Sheriff’s Office community affairs officer

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