Montana Law Enforcement Officers and their friends have hit the streets, highways and byways of Montana. In addition to fulfilling their duties of enforcing speed limits, maintaining order and keeping our state safe, they are fulfilling another type of duty. They are carrying the torch for Special Olympics Montana.
Hundreds will carry the Flame of Hope 2,000 miles to the State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Great Falls. The arrival of the Torch Run on Monday May 7th, 2018 and the Final Leg and lighting of the cauldron on Wednesday May 16th, 2018 will officially begin the games.
The Torch Run has made stops in numerous towns throughout the state including Scobey, Medicine Lake, Kalispell, Billings, Glasgow, Malta, Butte, Boulder, Anaconda, Cut Bank, Havre and Lewistown. The torch will be arriving in Bozeman on Monday May 7th, 2018.
Several law enforcement agencies are participating in the run through Bozeman including the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Detention Center, Bozeman PD, Belgrade PD, Airport Police and Montana Highway Patrol. The Torch Run is also receiving significant support from the fire departments as we run through the towns.
The Torch Run in Montana began in 1985. Each year, local Montana Law Enforcement Officers raise several thousand dollars for Special Olympics Montana athletes. In 2008, the Montana LETR raised over $350,000 for local athletes and was awarded 4th highest per capita in the world.
Please join us at the Bozeman Public Library this Monday, 08 May from 0840 to 0900 for the official passing of the Torch from Park County to Gallatin County, a word from our Special Olympics athletes and then cheer on our local law enforcement and Special Olympics supporters as they run and bike the Torch from Bozeman to Three Forks.
Timeline for the torch’s travel through Gallatin County:
Leg 1 – Running Leg through Bozeman (Bozeman Library to City Brew N. 19th Ave) – 3.7 miles
Route: Main Street to s. 19th Ave – Time: 9:00 – 9:40
Leg 2 – Running Leg from N. 19th Ave. City Brew to Belgrade Town & Country – 9.6 mile
Route: E. Valley Center Rd to Alaska Rd to E. Northern Pacific Ave to E Madison Ave. – Time: 9:50 – 11:20
Leg 3 – Running Leg through Belgrade (Town & Country loop through town) – 1.0 mile
Route: Jackrabbit Rd to Main St to Broadway St to W Madison St. – Time: 11:30 – 11:45
Leg 4 – Biking Leg from Belgrade Town & Country) to Manhattan (Thriftway) – 12.7 miles
Route: Jackrabbit Rd. to Amsterdam Rd to Churchill Rd into Manhattan – Time: 12:05 – 1:15
Leg 5 – Running Leg Loop through Manhattan – 1.0 mile
Route: Broadway St to Altenbrand Ave to Dry Creek to 5th St to Railroad St to Broadway – Time: 1:25 – 1:35
Leg 6 – Biking Leg Manhattan (Thriftway) to Three Forks (Frontage & Talc Rd.) – 11.1 miles
Route: Broadway St to Frontage Road to Talc Rd – Time: 1:45 – 2:55
Leg 7 – Running Leg through Three Forks to David’s Memorial – Distance: 3.0 milesRoute: Frontage Road to 2nd Ave E. to E. Ash St to Main St to Frontage Rd. – Time: 3:05 – 3:35
**All times are approximate**