Orleans resident will run 50 hours straight on towpath for Special Olympics

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 July 2018 at 12:33 pm

Provided photo: Sergeant Brett Sobieraski of Rochester Police Department will run for 50 hours straight to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Special Olympics.

Brett Sobieraski, a resident of Kent in Orleans County and a sergeant with the Rochester Police Department, will run along the Erie Canal Towpath, starting in Buffalo at 9 a.m. on Friday and ending on Sunday when he reaches 50 hours of running time.

“The Special Olympics is a phenomenal organization that helps to transform the lives of those with intellectual disabilities,” Sobieraski states on his fundraising page. “It also provides great joy to the families and friends of the athletes as they watch their loved ones compete. If you have never witnessed the Games then you should.”

Sobieraski invited the community to join him for part of the way on the run.

He has completed the 135-mile Badlands ultramarathon through Death Valley and has swum 32 miles across Lake Ontario.

For more information or to donate to the cause, click here.

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