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Garfield County Torch Run
May 18 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
On Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stoney Ridge Pavilion in Silt, Alpine Bank and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will honor first responders–including law enforcement, fire protection and emergency services.
There’s a free barbecue, informative community booths, a bounce house for kids, plus drawings for giveaways for both first responders and the public. Add to that a free concert with Nashville artist Tyler Barham, the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics, the much-anticipated BearCat Pull contest, and it all adds up to a day of fun for the whole family!
Read on for details.
Where: Stoney Ridge Pavilion in Silt, where the Law Enforcement Torch Run culminates and all other events take place
Why: We’re raising funds for Special Olympics Colorado, and helping to build awareness of Special Olympians worldwide. It’s a way to show appreciation for all first responders, have fun and learn about community organizations, too. Help us raise money by participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the BearCat Pull, or by making a donation to Special Olympics Colorado.
5:30 AM-5:45 AM- Late Registration for the Law Enforcement Torch Run relay at Alpine Bank Parking Lot, 2200 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs.
6:00 AM-11:00 AM- Garfield County Law Enforcement Torch Run begins: A 21-mile/34-kilometer relay with lighted torch from Alpine Bank in Glenwood Springs to the Stoney Ridge Pavilion in Silt. A majority of the relay will be on US Highway 6. The public is invited to participate, along with all First Responders and Law Enforcement Officers. Cost for runners is $30.00 per entry and $20.00 for students and Special Olympians. Runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt, and can run as many “legs” of the relay as they wish.
10:00 AM-2:00 PM- Community booths with fun experiences, giveaways, education and the promotion of Special Olympics.
10:00 AM-1:30 PM- Teams can “Pull the BearCat”! Each team of five to ten members will pull this 18,000-pound vehicle a distance of 100 yards, in the shortest time, with the total weight of the team factoring into the equation. Cost is $125.00 per team of five or less, with an added $20.00 for each additional member over five. Team members will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a chance to take the traveling trophy from last year’s winner–with bragging rights for one year!
10:00 AM-1:30 PM- Kids bounce house, courtesy of Alpine Bank. Two $500 gift cards to 511 Tactical will be given away by random drawing to all First Responders who enter!
10:30 AM-12:00 PM- and 12:40 PM-1:30 PM- The Sheriff’s Barbecue with free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and water. Donations for lunch are appreciated and will be directed to Special Olympics Colorado.
12:00 PM-12:05 PM- Presentation of Colors by the Sheriff’s Honor Guard
12:05 PM- 12:20 PM- The Law Enforcement Memorial Tribute, to recognize the Officers who lost their lives in 2018 in the line of duty; there were 150 nationwide with three from Colorado.
12:20 PM- 12:35 PM- Recognition of other First Responders who lost their lives in 2018, or provided exemplary service above and beyond the call of duty
12:35 PM-12:40 PM- Conclusion of Memorial Service; Honor Guard to retire colors
12:40 PM- 12:40 PM- Introduction of Nashville Recording Artist Tyler Barham
12:45 PM-1:45 PM +/- Live on-stage Performance by Tyler Barham.
1:50 PM- 2:00 PM- Thank you to runners, recognition of Special Olympians, along with the announcement of the 2019 winner of the “BearCat Pull”