The 37th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run started at the El Dorado Civic Center Friday morning.

The 37th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run started at the El Dorado Civic Center Friday morning.

The participants were to make the trek either by foot, bike, or vehicle to Augusta for a total of 16 miles.

The annual event benefits Special Olympics of Kansas.

Attending the event were Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet and Kansas Department of Corrections El Dorado Correctional Facility Warden Paul Snyder.

A t-shirt was signed by the participants that will be donated to a Special Olympics Booster.

The Special Olympics is “a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.”

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