TRENTON — Thousands of New Jersey police officers hit the road this morning as part of the 34th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run headed to the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games in Ewing.

The teams left as early as 4:45 a.m. and will travel through 300 towns by early Friday evening as they come together and enter the stadium at the College of New Jersey to light the cauldron.

Al Tittermary said he was proud of his group of 50 running from Marlton to Hainesport.

"They're lean and mean," Tittlemarry said, adding that many of them have been running since the beginning of the Torch Run.

"Things are going great! We're right on time," Robert Belfiore, director of the Torch Run and the retired chief of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said of the Run.

Belfiore said the runs stays off Route 1 on its approach to TCNJ during the afternoon commute and will stick to the side of the road.

"We go on the streets of Trenton to the college," Belfiore said. .

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