One Week Left to Register

There is only ONE week left to register for the Unified Relay Across America!  On June 4th at 11:59pm registration will close for the Louisiana routes.  We don’t want you to miss out on this once in a lifetime event so be sure to register TODAY!Unified-Relay-1623

If you have already registered, leave us a comment and let us know where you will be doing the Relay.

Special Olympics Athlete Competes for Magazine Cover

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Special Olympics Indiana Athlete, Andrew Peterson, is competing to be on the cover of Runner’s World Magazine. The 21 year old Indianapolis resident recently won 3 Gold medals in running at the USA Games this summer in New Jersey. Peterson told Runner’s World “For several years I have motivated many Special Olympics athletes to believe in themselves, train harder, and improve their times. Running has also allowed me to inspire hundreds of people on and off the track. Last year I started speaking to high school students about including others and accepting them.” Please take a moment and vote for Andrew who has advanced into the top 2 for the cover spot. Let’s help one of our athletes achieve his dream! You can vote for him by clicking here. GO ANDREW!

 

Competing Together

We recently came across this article which tells the story of Noah and Lucas Aldrich, and their feat to complete in a youth triathlon.  From Today.com, “…so he pulled and pushed his little brother the whole way as he swam, biked and ran in the sweltering heat. Their mother says that they are inseparable and it is not surprising that they would compete as a unit, stating: “The connection and the love that they share is truly unique.”

Read the full story here.

Running for a Cause

Are you an avid runner?  Do you walk a bunch durin g the day either for your job or school?  Do you want to support Special Olympics in a fun way?!  If you answered yes to any of these, then Charity Miles is for you! Check out the website and sign up today.  You can also download the app in the App Store or Android Market.  Be sure to pick Special Olympics as your charity of choice!

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Down Syndrome athlete finishes NYC Marathon

Jimmy Jenson, from Los Angeles completed the 26.2 mile marathon this past weekend in New York City.  He is the first person with down syndrome to finish this marathon!  Jenson ran the marathon with his Best Buddy, Jennifer.  “When they met, neither of them were runners. But that changed when Jenson suggested they run a 5K together. Since that first race, the pair have run a number of races together, including the Los Angeles marathon this spring.” (Today Show).Jimmy Jenson

Check out the full article here!

 

 

Guardians of the Flame

2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run HammondThis week begins the 1,000 mile journey of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) . The Torch Run is a year long endeavor in which law enforcement agencies from across Louisiana assist Special Olympics in various fundraising and public awareness events. This week, however they will deliver the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of the State Summer Games on Friday night.

Today they have started from virtually every corner of the state, running the torch from parish to parish. So, if you see a group of Law Enforcement officers running down the road, don’t be alarmed…it’s just the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run!

– View the run routes to see when the torch will be in your area.
– Learn more about the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run.