THE ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN GOES BY AGAIN!

A LONE OFFICER RUNS ACROSS MARQUETTE COUNTY THIS MORNING.

For at least the 11-th year now, Mark and I have had the distinct honor of telling all of you listeners about the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Michigan Special Olympics.  This 750-mile trek starts in Copper Harbor and ends in Sterling Heights.  Believe me, that’s a haul!  And it’s all run by volunteers from Michigan’s law enforcement community all to help out Special Olympics.

Here’s a bit more about the event:

THE TORCH RUN HEADS OFF INTO DOWNTOWN MARQUETTE.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) of Michigan celebrates its 29th anniversary in September with its 750-mile non-stop relay run September 13-17 from Copper Harbor in the Tip of the Upper Peninsula to Sterling Heights in the bottom of the Thumb.   The Central Route consists of three teams – Fraternal Order of Police, Michigan Department of Corrections, and Michigan State Police. Each team consists of six runners. Each team member runs five miles at a time, at an average of eight minutes per mile. These dedicated runners have been raising money throughout the year to participate in this prestigious event.

You can find out more about the event by logging on to the Special Olympics of Michigan website at www.somi.org, and making a financial contribution of support.