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Coming to Texas, June 19-30, 2015

Now is your chance to be a part of history. You can carry the torch in the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. This summer, the United States will host the world’s largest humanitarian event of 2015, the Special Olympics World Summer Games. You can join the excitement by helping to deliver the Flame of Hope as it passes through all 50 states on its way to Opening Ceremonies by participating in the Unified Relay Across America, presented by Bank of America.

Supporters will have the opportunity to run with the Flame of Hope by signing up as an individual torchbearer or as a team of torchbearers for a half-mile walk or run segment or a five-mile bike segment in an area of interest across Texas. Funds raised from the Unified Relay will go to Special Olympics Texas to provide sports training, competition opportunities and additional programming that empowers people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. 

There are two types of segments: a walk, jog, roll, run or a bike segment. Walk, jog, roll, run segments are ½ mile and bike segments are 5 miles. Torchbearers must meet their minimum fundraising goal of either $1,000 for a regular segment or $2,500 for a premium segment before your segment is assigned. Teams must raise a minimum of $1,500 to keep your torch (pictured above).

Registration (Non-refundable)   $10
Regular Segment - Minimum Fundraising Requirement $1,000 (team must raise $1,500 to get a torch)
Premium Segment - Minimum Fundraising Requirement $2,500 (includes torch)

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Route & Schedule

Friday June 19th

Friday, June 19th, 11:30am-1pm: Port Arthur to Nederland
Friday, June 19th, 1pm-4pm: Nederland to Beaumont
Friday, June 19th, 4pm-7pm: Beaumont

Saturday June 20th

Saturday, June 20th, 7am-10am: Beaumont to Baytown
Saturday, June 20th, 10am-1pm: La Port to Houston
Saturday, June 20th, 1pm-4pm: Houston
Saturday, June 20th, 4pm-7pm: Houston
Saturday, June 20th, 7pm-8:30pm: Houston

Sunday June 21st

Sunday, June 21st, 7am-10am: Houston to Katy
Sunday, June 21st, 10am-1pm: Katy
Sunday, June 21st, 4pm-7pm: San Antonio
Sunday, June 21st, 7pm-9pm: San Antonio

Monday June 22nd

Monday, June 22nd, 7am-10am: San Antonio
Monday, June 22nd, 10am-1pm: San Antonio
Monday, June 22nd, 2:30pm-4pm: Austin
Monday, June 22nd, 4pm-7pm: Austin
Monday, June 22nd, 7pm-8pm: Austin

Wednesday June 24th

Wednesday, June 24th, 7am-10am: Austin
Wednesday, June 24th, 10am-1pm: Austin to Pflugerville
Wednesday, June 24th, 1pm-4pm: Pflugerville to Georgetown
Wednesday, June 24th, 4pm-7pm: Hewitt to Waco

Thursday June 25th

Thursday, June 25th, 7am-10am: Waco
Thursday, June 25th, 10am-1pm: Dallas
Thursday, June 25th, 1pm-4pm: Dallas
Thursday, June 25th, 4pm-7pm: Dallas
Thursday, June 25th, 7pm-8pm: Dallas

Friday June 26th

Friday, June 26th, 7am-10am: Dallas
Friday, June 26th, 10am-1pm: Dallas to Plano
Friday, June 26th, 1pm-4pm: Plano to Irving
Friday, June 26th, 4pm-7pm: Irving to Arlington
Friday, June 26th, 7pm-8:30pm: Arlington to Fort Worth

Saturday June 27th

Saturday, June 27th, 7am-10am: Fort Worth
Saturday, June 27th, 10am-1pm: Fort Worth
Saturday, June 27th, 4pm-7pm: Abilene
Saturday, June 27th, 7pm-8pm: Abilene

Sunday June 28th

Sunday, June 28th, 7am-10am: Abilene
Sunday, June 28th, 10am-1pm: Abilene to Snyder
Sunday, June 28th, 2pm-4pm: Slaton to Lubbock
Sunday, June 28th, 4pm-7pm: Lubbock
Sunday, June 28th, 7pm-8pm: Lubbock

Monday June 29th

Monday, June 29th, 7am-10am: Lubbock
Monday, June 29th, 10am-1pm: Lubbock
Monday, June 29th, 2pm-4pm: Amarillo
Monday, June 29th, 4pm-7pm: Amarillo

Tuesday June 30th

Tuesday, June 30th, 7am-10am: Amarillo
Tuesday, June 30th, 10am-11am: Amarillo

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