Running For The Special Olympics

by Mackenzie Stasko on June 26, 2013 at 6:36 am

The District 7 leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) started their day running in Marietta, then to McConnelsville and their last stop of the day was in Caldwell.

"Caldwell will finish us up for today and then on Thursday, we’ll be in the Cambridge area over to Zanesville. We’ll finish up in Zanesville tomorrow and then we hit four towns on Friday; Newark, Hebron, Thornville and Reynoldsburg," said Lt. Anne Ralston, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Lt. Ralston says she’s started running in the torch run when she first started on the OSHP as a Cadet 15-years ago and has been hooked ever since.

"It’s something that gives us great pride to be able to participate and help these folks. 100% of the fundraising we do for Special Olympics goes to the athletes. None of the money goes to administrative costs or anything like that."

If you’d like to support the runners, they’ll be running to the Muskingum County Court House at 12:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon and they’ll finsih up Friday in Columbus for the start of the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games.