Published: Apr 14, 2010 10:26 AM EDT

Collier County, Fla.-Collier County deputies laced up their running shoes for a 15.2 mile torch run.

The run benefits the Special Olympics of Florida.

It is the largest fundraiser for the Special Olympics in the state.

Early Wednesday morning, deputies started the run at the Collier County Government Center and ended at the Lee County line.

All the money raised from the torch run will benefit special olympic athletes in Southwest Florida.