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Torch Run

2018 Law Enforcement Torn Run

 

Lighting the Torch “Flame of Hope” was Special Olympian Steward Miller (right) of St. Helen and retired Michigan State Police Lt. Mark Uribe.

 

Click here for a video:  IMG_5810 “Carrying the Flame”

 

 

 

(Photos courtesy of Houghton Lake Resorter – Sept. 13, 2018)

The Gerrish Township Community Run for the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run was held on September 11, 2018.  The run started at the Gerrish Twp. Municipal Center and ended at the South Higgins Lake State Park Boat Basin area (at the picnic pavilion).  Runners and bikers were provided water, hot dogs and chips compliments of Family Fare of Roscommon.

$1150 was raised from the event which supports Special Olympics of Michigan and half of the funds we raise support our local Special Olympic Athletes!

Thank you to all of the participants including the Houghton Lake Cross Country Team, DNR State Park employees, Sheriff Ed Stern and the Kirtland Community College Regional Police Academy Cadets, the Gerrish CERT team, Gerrish Police Officers and event coordinator Officer Shannon Fick.

Next year will be the 10th Annual LETR sponsored by Gerrish Twp. Police Department.  We will be moving the run back to a Wednesday (usually the second week in September) and are going to try to start at 5:00 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. so that we can get more participation for this very worthwhile event.

 

2018 pre-run fundraising shirts are available for purchase at the Gerrish Township Police Department.  These are different from the participant shirts and are a 65% polyester/35% cotton blend (pre-shrunk) in black with the above printing on the front in white and gold.  They are $10 each and are available in sizes Small through 2XL.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE RUN AND THE SHIRT SALES GOES TO MICHIGAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run

Thank you to all the participants and volunteers that made our Gerrish 2017 Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run a great success!  We had 67 participants and raised over $1700 for Michigan Special Olympics.  The run took place on September 13, 2017 and started at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center and ended at the South Higgins Lake State Park boat launch area.   

Click here for a PDF printable Registration Form: LETR 2017 Registration Form

Click here for a PDF printable poster: Gerrish Township Poster 2017

Pre-run shirts are available as a fundraiser for Michigan Special Olympics for $10.00 each.  They are available in sizes Small – XX Large and can be purchased at the Gerrish Township Police Department.  ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SHIRTS AND THE RUN WILL GO TO MICHIGAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

FRONT OF SHIRT                                               DETAIL ON FRONT OF SHIRT

  

 

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Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and local law enforcement members that participated in our Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics that took place on SEPTEMBER 14, 2016.    We changed the run route up a bit this year and started at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center and ended at the South Higgins Lake State Park boat launch area where refreshments and hot dogs were served.  Transportation was provided from the South State Park back to the Gerrish Township Municipal Center parking lot.  We had 64 participants including the Kirtland Community College Regional Police Academy Cadets and a team from the Roscommon County Department of Health and Human Services.  Our community run is one in a series of more than 2-dozen community runs that were scheduled this September around the state during Law Enforcement Torch Run Week!

We are proud to announce that we raised approximately $2400.00 and a major portion of those proceeds goes directly to our local Special Olympic athletes!

Thank you for your Support and we look forward to hosting our next Annual LETR Gerrish Community Run in September of 2017.

 

2016 Torch Run Photos

2015 Torch Run Photos

2014 Torch Run Photos