The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics is being held in Redwood Falls Sept. 8 at Legion Park.

Registration for the run is set to start at 9 a.m., with the 5K race starting at 10 a.m.

The cost to participate in the run is $25, with those funds raised used to enhance the Special Olympics programs and the people in the Redwood Area and across the State of Minnesota who are served by them. This year the race is limited to only the 5K. 

Flooding earlier in the summer caused damage in Ramsey Park preventing the 10K race from being held.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a family-friendly event that encourages the community not only to come out and support Special Olympics but also to learn more about the program that is being offered in the community.

One can register in advance of the Sept. 8 race online at Online registration closes at 10 p.m. Sept. 7.

Those who are not running in the race are also encouraged to come Saturday morning to cheer on the runners and show support for the Special Olympics.

For more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run, contact Kean Corkery of Special Olympics Minnesota at (763) 270-7141.

The torch run is being sponsored by the Redwood Falls Police Department and the Redwood Area Community Center.