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LETR Mark Pennsylvania Color  Law Enforcement Torch Run Event

The Unified Fall Festival Torch Run (#UnifiedTorchRun) for Special Olympics PA is a segmented non-competitive run (approx. 26 miles in total) with 18 segments ranging from a ½ mile to 3 ½ miles. The Run kick-offs from Citizens Bank Park before weaving its way throughout South and Downtown Philadelphia and into University City/West Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Art Museum. After traversing nearly 13 miles of the city, the run heads West via MLK Boulevard/West River Drive into Bala Cynwyd and through the heart of the Main Line to Villanova. All proceeds benefit SOPA and the largest student run Special Olympics event in the world, the annual Fall Festival at Villanova University.

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DATE:  Friday, November 2, 2018

LOCATION: The first leg will begin at Citizens Bank Park at 9:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day before concluding at Villanova at approx. 4 p.m. The Torch will ‘rest’ before formally being brought into Opening Ceremonies to light the Official Cauldron of the Fall Games later that evening at 8 p.m.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 500-750

NUMBER OF SPECTATORS: Thousands throughout the city, the Main Line and at Villanova

COSTS AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Adult Participants: $25 (includes event shirt)
  • Students: $15 (includes event shirt)
  • Maximum participants per segment:  30
  • Segment Sponsorships begin at $1,000 and extend to $10,000 for a Presenting Sponsorship. For more information on sponsorships and sponsor benefits, please contact Eric Cushing at 484-433-6201. Click Here to view Sponsorship Packet

ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION:

For more information on how to register for the 2018 Unified Fall Festival Torch Run please contact: Demika Poole, Director of Special Events – E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ● Phone: (610) 630-9450 ext. 226  ●  Fax: (610) 630-9456

The Run is led by members of the Philadelphia Police Department and other local law enforcement partners and includes SOPA athletes, unified student partners, event sponsors, political supporters, civic leaders and many other members of Philadelphia and the surrounding community, all of whom take part in this unique and inspiring journey. The Unified Fall Festival Torch Run also serves as a run in memory of fallen officers from across the state and officially ends when the Flame of Hope lit the cauldron during Opening Ceremonies at Villanova.


2017 Unified Fall Festival Torch Run

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Thank you to the members of the Philadelphia Police Department and other local law enforcement partners, including our SOPA athletes, event sponsors, political supporters, civic leaders and the surrounding community, for participating in the Unified Fall Festival Torch Run on November 10th. The Unified Torch Run is a segmented non-competitive run (approx. 26 miles in total) with 18 segments that also serves as a run in memory of fallen officers from across the state, and officially ends when the Flame of Hope lights the cauldron during the Fall Festival Opening Ceremonies at Villanova University.

The Run kicked-off from Citizens Bank Park before weaving its way throughout the city to the Philadelphia Art Museum. After traversing nearly 13 miles of the city, the run headed into Bala Cynwyd and through the heart of the Main Line to Villanova, PA. All proceeds benefit SOPA and the largest student run Special Olympics event in the world, the annual Fall Festival at Villanova University.

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