MAY 26: Special Olympics Unified Relay to bring olympic torch through Hyattsville

May 19, 2015

Photo courtesy T. Carter Ross.

BY CAROLINE SELLE — On Tuesday, May 26, the torch for the 2015 Special Olympics National Games will pass through Hyattsville on its way to the competition in Los Angeles, Ca. as part of the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. The relay will take place over 46 days over three simultaneous routes in all fifty states beginning in Washington, D.C., Augusta, Maine, and Miami, Fl.

The Mount Rainier to College Park segment, which runs directly up Route 1 through Hyattsville, will begin at approximately 12 p.m. Fundraisers and athletes will run, walk, or bike segments of the path before handing the torch off to the next group.