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7-mile race benefits Special Olympics MS

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Runners and sports fans alike turned out Saturday for a charity race that helps Special Olympics Mississippi.

WLBT's cameras were rolling when the winners, Chris McNeese and Brent Watson crossed the finish line of the First Lucky 7 Run.

The race is seven miles long and it honors seven law enforcement agencies for their fundraising efforts for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which also benefits Special Olympics.

"And so this goes to support athletes in our seven multi-counties around the state it helps provide transportation. It helps provide equipment and set up of the games because special Olympics is a year round event, year round organization. We have law enforcement protection our most vulnerable citizens so that's one of the reasons why they're running here together today," said Jim Beaugez Public Relations Director.

The race was seven miles long.

It ended at McB's in Ridgeland, with live music and the Mississippi State - Alabama game on a large outdoor screen for those to enjoy.

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