Law enforcement officers from around Lake County gathered in Two Harbors' Burlington Bay for the third annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) on Tuesday, June 18.

Members of the Two Harbors and Silver Bay police departments as well as deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office began at Burlington Bay Beach. They carried the Special Olympics Torch through downtown Two Harbors and over to the Lake County Arena, where they were met a group of families who joined them for the final leg up County Highway 2 to the Two Harbors Volunteer Fire Department.

Just like last year, the runners arriving at the fire hall were treated to a cookout and small party with kids activities.

Ken Anderson, event organizer and Two Harbors police officer, estimated there were more than 80 runners, and 150 people in all, who attended the celebration at the fire hall. The event raised more than $10,000 to support SOMN.