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Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics

The Alpena Community Run for Special Olympics Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run will be on Monday, Sept. 9. The two-mile run will begin at Alpena Police Department with registration starting at 4 p.m. and the run kicking off at 4:30 p.m. The route will be down Chisholm Street to State Street and will end at Alpena Township South Side Fire Station.

Registration is $25, and once registered, participants can create a fundraising page. To preregister, go to give.classy.org/alpena19. The money raised helps the athletes in SOMI Area 3. All registrants will receive a LETR Run Week shirt the day of the run.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s LETR program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the LETR are to raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan.

As SOMI programs continue to grow, more fundraising is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate.

For more information, contact MSP Community Service Trooper Ashley Simpson at 989-354-4101.