The annual torch run announcing the upcoming Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games made its way from Oakland to Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo and Hercules on June 25.

Oakland police took the torch handoff from the Alameda County District Attorneys at 8:45 a.m. at police headquarters for their leg of the run, which went on city streets to the Berkeley-Albany border, where the torch was handed off to Albany police, who carried it to the line at El Cerrito.

The torch was then passed in relays to cities in West Contra Costa, making its way to Richmond, San Pablo and Hercules, before it was brought to ceremonial events in Brentwood and Walnut Creek.

El Cerrito Police Department cadet Eddie Perales carries the torch as he participates in the Special Olympics law enforcement torch relay in El Cerrito,
El Cerrito Police Department cadet Eddie Perales carries the torch as he participates in the Special Olympics law enforcement torch relay in El Cerrito, Calif. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)

This year's Special Olympics Summer Games will be held from June 28 to 30 at UC Davis. Special Olympics provides year-round training in various Olympic type events for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Donations can still be made at the website www.torchrunsonc.com.



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