The Kellogg Community College Police Academy will again join area police departments to participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.
The 5K running event – which is open to the community in addition to KCC Police Academy cadets, students and staff – will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in front of the Miller Physical Education Building on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the morning of the event and is $25, with all proceeds going to support the Special Olympics.
Registration can also be completed online in advance of the event by visiting www.firstgiving.com/somi/bc15. All registered participants will receive a performance-fit T-shirt.
The Torch Run is casually paced and run in formation from start to finish, led by KCC Police Academy students and finishing at Doris Klaussen Developmental Center, 408 Jameson St., Battle Creek, where participants will be greeted by several Special Olympians. Inline skaters and bicyclists are also welcome.
Rob Miller, manager of the KCC Police Academy, said rather than being a race, the run is designed to have participants start and finish as a group.
“The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan is not designed to see who finishes first,” Miller said, “but rather that everyone finishes together.”
This will be the fourth year that KCC has been a host location for the run, which will include a police vehicle escort along the entire course route to ensure the participants’ safety in traffic.
For more information about the upcoming Torch Run, contact KCC’s Criminal Justice Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for more than 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run are to raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan.
As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes.
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