For more than 35 years, law enforcement agencies and their officers have been raising awareness of and funds for the Special Olympics through an event known as the law enforcement torch run.

The annual fundraiser is held to bring the community together in a common cause and to help the public learn more about the important work which is being done by the Special Olympics.  

For the past few years, the Redwood Falls Police Department, in conjunction with the Special Olympics and other local sponsors, has been hosting a torch run. That event is being held again this year.

The Redwood Falls Torch Run has been scheduled for Sept. 9 at Legion Park in Redwood Falls. The 5K and 10K run begins with a 9 a.m. registration. The 10K race is set to start at 10 a.m., with the 5K run beginning 10 minutes later.

The fee to register for the torch run is $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K, which also includes a race t-shirt.

To find out more about the race or to register in advance, visit

Over the years, millions of dollars have been raised through torch runs held across the United States and around the world, and the Redwood area community is encouraged to come out this Saturday to participate in this year’s event.

Those who do not plan to take part in the run are also welcome to attend to cheer on those who are participating.