KCC to host Battle Creek Community Run 5K for Special Olympics Oct. 25

A group photo of participants in the 2014 Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The Kellogg Community College Police Academy will again join area police departments to participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run – this year dubbed the 2019 Battle Creek Community Run – to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.

Registration and sign-in for the 5K run will begin at 7:30 a.m. this Friday, Oct. 25, at KCC’s Miller Physical Education Building, on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. The run is open to KCC employees, students and the general public and will begin at 7:50 a.m. outside the Miller Building.

There is no fee to register or participate. However, participants who raise at least $25 will receive a performance-fit T-shirt. Registration can be completed online in advance of the event by visiting www.classy.org/event/battle-creek-community-run/e239639 or in person the morning of the run. All proceeds will go to support the Special Olympics.

The Battle Creek Community Run is casually-paced and run in formation from start to finish, led by KCC Police Academy cadets 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 to participate.

This will be the eighth 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. Bussing will be provided by Harper Creek Public Schools for the return trip to the KCC.

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

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