Jackson, Mich. - Dozens of people will lace up their running shoes and hit the streets in Jackson County today to raise money for Special Olympics Michigan.
This is considered the largest grassroots effort to raise money for the Special Olympics.
The goal of the torch run is to fundraise for the 27,000 Special Olympics athletes in Michigan. As the program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there's no cost to participate.
The event is also about raising awareness for the athletes as well. The annual 5K run, walk, bike event will start at 12:15 Tuesday afternoon at Lyle Torrant Center at 1175 W. Parnall Road.
The event is apart of over 40 runs taking place throughout the state this week which is known as Law Enforcement Community Run Week.