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Midland's Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds for Special Olympics

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Runners took to the streets in Midland Thursday for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.{ }{ }(Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

MIDLAND, Mich. - Runners took to the streets in Midland Thursday for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The 5K ran from the Midland Law Enforcement Center to Dow Diamond.

The event brings people together for the purpose of raising money and awareness, for the state's Special Olympics athletes.

"What we have this event for not only does it raise funds and awareness it brings the community together it brings people together to celebrate our differences and also our similarities and to give to those intellectual disabilities a chance to shine in the spotlight," said Deputy Chief Of Police Rodney Roten.

“Seeing all these athletes and people schools like Midland High and Dow High coming out and showing their support for Special Olympics means a lot and a lot to me a lot to my friends and everyone else who is involved in Special Olympics,” said Participant Joe Kaczynski.

Midland's Law Enforcement Torch Run is the top community run in the state, for participation and money raised, for the last five straight years.