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More than 30 Marines, Sailors and civilians from Cherry Point run down U.S. Highway 70 on their way to New Bern carrying the torch that will start the Craven County Spring Games Competition for the Special Olympics at Grover C. Fields Middle School May 12. More than 250 athletes between the ages of 5 and 65 competed in the track and field style events, which Cherry Point volunteers helped coordinate. The group of volunteers started the more than 15-mile run, which began at Wal-Mart in Havelock with a one-mile formation run and continued by passing the torch off while teams of three ran in one-mile legs. The volunteers ran the final mile in the formation, which took them into the field where the athletes awaited them.

Photo by Pfc. Cory D. Polom

Passing the Torch

20 May 2011 | Pfc. Cory D. Polom

More than 30 Marines, Sailors and civilians from Cherry Point run down U.S. Highway 70 on their way to New Bern carrying the torch that will start the Craven County Spring Games Competition for the Special Olympics at Grover C. Fields Middle School May 12. More than 250 athletes between the ages of 5 and 65 competed in the track and field style events, which Cherry Point volunteers helped coordinate. The group of volunteers started the more than 15-mile run, which began at Wal-Mart in Havelock with a one-mile formation run and continued by passing the torch off while teams of three ran in one-mile legs. The volunteers ran the final mile in the formation, which took them into the field where the athletes awaited them.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point