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26.2 mile run to benefit SC Special Olympics

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - Twenty special agents and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division employees will soon be lacing up their shoes to participate in the 2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the South Carolina Special Olympics.

The annual 26.2 run will benefit Special Olympics athletes and kick off on May 7 at 7:30 a.m. SLED runners will begin their run on Highway 76 near Chapin and travel by foot to the South Carolina Statehouse until noon.

"Running in this event has become a tradition at SLED," Director Reggie Lloyd said. "The Special Olympics is all about the will to achieve. We're honored to take part in that goal, and our agents and employees are pleased to help such a great organization."

To date, SLED has raised more than $2,600 for the South Carolina Special Olympics. Employees will raise additional funds by hosting a luncheon and bake sale from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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