Greenville police put on their running shoes Thursday to carry what's call the "flame of hope."
Close to a dozen officers ran the four miles down 10th street in Greenville as part of the the 2,000-mile, 15-day torch run relay to bring the torch to Raleigh for the start of the Special Olympic Summer Games on May 31st.
Some Special Olympians joined them in the run.
The flame of hope made its way from the Sheetz on Portertown Road to the Sheetz on Charles Bouvelard.
Captain Robert Williams says, "It's hugely important. Special Olympics, like anything else, it takes money to operate. We raise our share of it at the Greenville police department every year, about $20,000."
The games run May 31st and June 1st in Raleigh.