There will be more pedestrians running along streets across the state on Friday for the annual Torch Run. Local police department members will be running with Special Olympics athletes.
Part of the run, starting at 7:30am, will be from the New Milford Town Green to Faith Church on Danbury Road where New Milford Police will pass the Torch to Brookfield Police. New Milford PD said drivers can support the athletes by sounding car horns when passing by.
Starting at approximately 9:50am, Danbury Police Officers will receive the Torch from the Brookfield Police Department at the KFC on Federal Road. At about 10:15am, the runners will travel down White Street to Crosby and onto Main Street. The Officers will continue on South Street to the Bethel line, where they plan to hand the torch over to the Bethel Police Department at 10:50am.
There will be minor traffic delays as the torch passes through each town.
This year's Torch Run in Ridgefield will kick off at 9am. Ridgefield Police will run on Prospect, East Ridge, Market, Main, Catoonah, and Gilbert Streets. Ridgefield Special Olympians and the police department will be joined by members of the Wilton and Redding Police Departments, Bridgeport Correctional Center, Ridgefield Bicycle Company, and East Ridge Middle School teachers.