Area law enforcement and military runners were on the run Wednesday in the annual harbinger of the Maryland Special Olympics.
Police and military personnel are running across the state toward Baltimore.
Runners in Washington County began their leg of the journey in Hancock at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Hugging U.S. 40, they ran through Hagerstown's Public Square at noon on their way to the Washington-Frederick county line.
Hagerstown's new mayor, Robert E. Bruchey II, was on hand in the square to welcome the runners.
Participating were representatives of the Maryland State Police, the Hagerstown Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Fort Ritchie, the Western Maryland Training Academy and the Maryland Division of Correction.
Carrying the flag was Spec. Cameron Hughes, who is stationed at Fort Ritchie.
A bus followed and attended to the needs of the runners along the entire route.
The food service staff at the Maryland Correctional Institution provided fruit for the runners.