About two dozen officers will trade their work uniforms for running clothes Monday afternoon during the annual Southern California Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch run as it passes through Chino Valley.
Officers from Chino and Chino Hills police departments and California Institution for Men in Chino will take part in the run, which is part of worldwide opening ceremonies of local Special Olympics event.
The run has raised more than $46 million annually since 1981. Money provides free year-round athletic training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Chino Hills Police will receive the torch at approximately 12:24 p.m. Monday from Pomona Police officers on Riverside Drive and Garey Avenue. The torch will travel west on Riverside Drive to Peyton Drive.
Officers will turn east on Chino Hills Parkway and hand off the torch to Chino Police officers at Ramona Avenue at approximately 1:16 p.m.
Officers will run the torch north on Ramona, east on Philadelphia Street, north on Monte Vista Avenue before passing the torch to Montclair Police at Monte Vista and Phillips Boulevard.
After leaving Montclair, the torch will be run through Ontario, Jurupa Valley, Corona, Riverside, Moreno Valley, March Air Force Base, San Bernardino, Redlands, Colton, Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora, Covina, Azusa, Irwindale, West Covina, Baldwin Park, El Monte, Monrovia, Arcadia, Temple City, San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Los Angeles, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Lakewood, Cerritos, La Palma, Buena Park, Anaheim, Cypress, Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Long Beach.
The end of the torch run is scheduled for 3:42 p.m. Friday, June 7 at the Pyramid on the campus of Cal State Long Beach.
This year’s Southern California Special Olympics event will take place Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 at Cal State Long Beach.
The torch run began May 28 in Chula Vista in San Diego County and passed through San Diego and Orange counties before it its way to Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.