Run for Military Children

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

They're pounding the pavement in honor of lost soldiers. Right now law enforcement officers, firefighters and special operations forces from Georgia and Florida are taking part in a 600 mile run.

The event has raised $100,000 to support college scholarships for the children of fallen soldiers. They stopped at the Florida Capitol Wednesday morning about half way to their final destination.

"It's a hard, long run, but every step of the way we're thinking about them and they inspire us to do it, said Tallahassee Police Officer Gavin Larremore, who's making the trek.

Some local leaders like county Commissioner C.E. "Ed" DuPuy were there.

DuPuy says this event really hits home because he has a son who's on active duty right now.

"People here in Tallahassee and Leon County show our support and care about not only the ones who have given their lives, but also the ones who do it everyday," he said.

The runners left Duluth, Georgia Monday morning and are expected to cross the finish line at Busch Gardens in Tampa on Friday.


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