The Run for Respect Virtual 5K Run is being held in conjunction with the fifth annual Run for Respect 5K supporting Special Olympics at Pontiac Township High School in Pontiac, Illinois, held on April 21. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Bethany (Trinity – Danville, Illinois), and Comfort Dogs-in-Training Amos and Seth were present to cheer on the runners before the event and comfort them after. Bethany Comfort Dog participated in the 1 mile walk/run event.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Aaron (St. John’s – Napa, California) heard about the event and joined in the fun “virtually” to support this great cause by running alongside his handler. Their local high school Peers in Action group and the Special Education Life Skills classes have been working with Special Olympics Project UNIFY to SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD.
Virtual runners participated from all 50 states and all 7 continents. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7.