Special Olympics torch run makes a stop in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Special Olympics Nevada summer games is back this year. But before the games start, law enforcement agencies throughout Nevada are running the olympic torch up north.

Officers alongside Special Olympics athletes plan to travel up the Las Vegas Strip.

A police escort will guide the runners on Las Vegas Boulevard as the flame of hope is passed on between different agencies.

Day two of the run starts Friday morning at 9:15 around Hoover Dam, then it will go to the Raiders stadium on Russell road before heading north to Nellis Air Force Base.

The run also includes notable stops around the valley.

Henderson Police officers plan to carry the flame from the Black Mountain Recreation Center. Raiders will host a pit stop at the Las Vegas stadium construction site Friday at noon.

Clark County School District Police will also travel up the Strip to meet Metro Police officers near the Venetian Hotel and Casino around 1:00pm. From there, they will carry the torch to the Strat and pass it on to the City of Las Vegas Department of Public Safety.

The day ends with the North Las Vegas Police Department and city leaders representing a proclamation to honor Special Olympics and the torch run.

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