Special Olympics Torch Relay Run Final Leg with Law Enforcement

The final leg of the relay concluded at Cottonwood Mall in Council District 5.

June 14, 2021

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, City Council President Cynthia Borrego attended the Special Olympics Torch Relay Run Final Leg—run with law enforcement officers or simply join in "lighting of the Olympic torch" celebration at Cottonwood Mall parking lot--culminating a two-week period from which our four torches cross over 1,600 miles of New Mexico roads and highways to become one in Albuquerque. 

Over the past year, our Special Olympics athletes have faced what many of our Albuquerque families have face with the impact of COVID 19. Not having sports training and competition in their lives created a greater disparity of physical fitness, personal achievement, and social connection opportunities. People were at risk of unhealthy lifestyles and social isolation. 

But through it all were our law enforcement officers.  Using our Law Enforcement Torch Run program, public safety officers from agencies all over the state found safe and innovative ways to inspire our athletes...from online fitness training videos, to contactless fundraisers...all within COVID safe practices based on local and state health orders. 

Law Enforcement hopes to inspire our athletes and our ABQ community once again with the arrival of our Flame of Hope torch into NW Albuquerque on June 12th. This will be a culmination of our torch being carried by law enforcement officers across 1,600 miles of New Mexico roads and highways--all in the spirit of our athletes. 

Council President Borrego whose Council District 5 will host the Final Leg at Cottonwood Mall, attended and financially supports the Special Olympics athletes to stay healthy, stay active, and stay connected through the Special Olympics Program. 

Special Olympics Torch Relay Run Borrego