Members of the Yuba City Police Department will be escorting the “flame of hope” torch as they run an 1.8 mile stretch through Yuba City on Wednesday, June 19th at 9am. This will be one of many “legs” of the run and the torch will be handed off to Marysville Police Department in front of the Wheeler Auto Center on Colusa Highway.
This Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics Northern California has been around for many years and precedes the Special Olympic Games which will take place at the UC Davis campus on Saturday, June 21st.
Community members are invited and encouraged to come to the front of the Police Department the morning of June 19th at 8:45am and send off the runners as they leave with the torch. The route will be from Poole Blvd. to Civic Center Blvd. to Colusa Highway and then up to Wheeler Auto Center at the base of the 10th Street Bridge. The roadway will remain open as the runners will be utilizing the sidewalk. Due to safety concerns, members of the public will not be allowed to run the route nor hold the torch. If anyone has any questions, please contact Katy Goodson at 822-4725.