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JUNEAU - Juneau law enforcement officers will gather Saturday for a fun run as part of a 16-city simultaneous torch relay to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, Alaska State Troopers, Juneau Police Department and U.S. Forest Service will participate in the 5-K run in the hopes of helping to raise $100,000 for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a global nonprofit organization providing sports training and competition for people with mental disabilities.
Communities including Anchorage, Bethel, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Homer and Juneau will begin the run at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Juneau crew will begin its race at the Brotherhood Bridge in the Mendenhall Valley. The event includes a relay from a Coast Guard cutter in Auke Bay to the starting point in the Valley.
The relay is open to law enforcement officers and the general public with walkers, runners, joggers, strollers and inline skaters welcome. A 2003 torch run registration and pledge form is available at www.specialolympicsalaska.org.
For more information call Kris Sell at 586-0600 or Mike Walsh at 789-3843.