The run from Pudgies Pizza on North Main Street to Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on Routes 5 and 20 is about 4 miles. The run from Lowe’s to Geneva is even longer.
Sure, it’s a haul. But for the runners taking part in the fundraising Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Wednesday, that’s easy.
According to Mike Murray, a retired corrections officer out of the Auburn Correctional Facility who is in charge of the run for the central region of New York, just talk to a Special Olympian sometime if you’re feeling tired or frustrated about something.
How these athletes accept who they are and what they do in life is phenomenal and they will lift your spirits, Murray said. And, he said, on occasion their stories will bring a tear to your eye.