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Garfield County First Responders Day

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Torch will be lit, yes, lit on fire at 6:00 AM at Alpine Bank in Glenwood Springs. Runners will run with the lighted torch in hand a total of 21 miles, from Glenwood Springs to Silt. There are 10 legs/opportunities for runners to participate in and have an opportunity to relay the torch. Runners can participate in as many legs as they feel fit.

Leg 1 – 1.9 mi. – GWS Alpine Bank to Transfer Trail
Leg 2 – 1.7 mi. – GWS Transfer Trail to Sister Lucy Downey Park
Leg 3 – 3.2 mi. – GWS SLD Park to I-70 Exit 111 – First Responders ONLY
Leg 4 – 2.8 mi. – I-70 Exit 111 to New Creation Church – First Responders ONLY
Leg 5 – 3 mi. – New Creation Church to New Castle City Market
Leg 6 – 1.6 mi. – New Castle City Market to Elk Creek Elementary
Leg 7 – 1.85 mi. – Elk Creek Elementary to Ware Lane/US 6th
Leg 8 – 2.2 mi. – Ware Lane/US 6th to Coal Ridge High School
Leg 9 – 2.35 mi. – Coal Ridge High School to Silt Roundabout
Leg 10 – 0.4 mi. – Final Leg – Walk with Special Olympians from Silt Roundabout to Stoney Ridge Pavilion

For safety, runners will be both led and followed by Police, Sheriff, Emergency Medical and County escort vehicles.

Registration Fees:

Adult Runner: $30.00
Youth/Student Runner: $20.00

Registration includes a Special Olympics LETR commemorative t-shirt.


On Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Silt Pavilion, Alpine Bank and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will honor all first responders, including law enforcement, fire protection and emergency services. A free barbecue, informative community booths, a bounce house for kids, plus drawings for giveaways for both first responders, and the public, will take place. Add to that a free concert with Nashville artist Tyler Barham, the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics, and the much-anticipated BearCat Pull contest, and it all adds up to a day of fun for the whole family! Read on for details.

When: Saturday May 18, 2019 booths and activities from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Where: Culminates at the Stoney Ridge Pavilion in Silt
Purpose: To raise funds for Special Olympics Colorado and build awareness of Special Olympians world-wide and to show appreciation for all First Responders while having fun and providing educational opportunities to the community
Avenues for fund raising: Law Enforcement Torch Run, The BearCat Pull Competition, Donations


April 5, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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