A pair of pants and some running shoes is probably a good idea, but all you really need to participate in Saturday’s Torch Run to benefit Illinois Special Olympics is this year’s Torch Run T-shirt.
Batavia Sgt. Shawn Mazza is calling all runners to the free event held annually by law enforcers throughout Kane County. Registration for this year’s event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Peg Bond Center, directly across from the front of the Batavia Police Department, 100 N. Island Center. The run will begin at 9 a.m.
“Come out and support the athletes,” Mazza said. “If you’re not able to run the five miles, bring your bike and bike along with us! All are welcome: family, friends, neighbors —all you need is this year’s T-shirt.”
The cost of the shirt is $15. A lunch will be provided after the event, which runs each year in conjunction with the “Cop on Top” campaign, which also raises money for Illinois Special Olympics.
“Also, a huge thank you for all the county departments that volunteered and came out for the Cop on Top at Dunkin’ Donuts,” Mazza added. “Over $1,500 was raised for the athletes.”