KCC to host Battle Creek Community Run for Special Olympics Oct. 26

KCC Police Academy students participate in a Law Enforcement Torch Run event.

Kellogg Community College Police Academy students will lead the 2018 Battle Creek Community Run this month to benefit Special Olympics Michigan and the public is invited to join them.

The run is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and includes other area law enforcement agencies. This is KCC’s seventh year hosting the run.

Registration for the 5K run begins at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, and the run will begin at 7:50 a.m. The run starts at the Miller Physical Education Building on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, and will finish at the Doris Klaussen Developmental Center, 408 Jameson St.

The cost is $25 per person and all proceeds go to support the Special Olympics. Inline skaters and bicyclists can also participate. All registered participants will receive a performance-fit T-shirt. People can also register or donate online at www.firstgiving.com/event/miletr/bc18.

Police vehicles will escort the run, which is casually paced and done in formation. Special Olympians will greet participants at the end of the route and busses will bring participants back to KCC.

According to Special Olympics Michigan, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International, and the program in Michigan raises funds for more than 27,000 Special Olympics Michigan athletes.

For more information, contact KCC Public Safety Education Director Rob Miller at 269-565-2197 or millerro@kellogg.edu or contact Police Academy Manager Brett Weiss at 269-565-7896 or weissb@kellogg.edu.

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