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Law Enforcers Running in the Special Olympics Torch Run.

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Law Enforcers are running across the state for the Washington Special Olympic Ceremonies in Tacoma Friday.

Thirteen law enforcement officers and city attorney's from Pasco, Kennewick and Yakima are running roughly 32 miles each, switching off every three to five miles.

They started Wednesday morning around 4:00 a.m. in Pullman and are making their way to McCord Air Force Base in Tacoma.

Detective Rick Runge with Kennewick Police said this could be the hardest and most rewarding run he's ever done. 

"Very challenging, it's not just the miles, we're running about 33 miles a piece.  It's sleep depravation.  We run at least 3 legs in a 24 hour period and we'll do that for 3 days."

The runners have a motor-home traveling with them on their journey to take a rest when they switch off.  They hope to be in Yakima around noon Thursday.

All the money raised from sponsors is going towards the Special Olympics Program.