A team of football players running together carrying an American flag


Ahead of the big game, cadets run game balls from Lansing to Ann Arbor

 It was an early morning start for some 50 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets as they made their way from Lansing to Ann Arbor Friday at 2 a.m.

The 66-mile run honors the late Alex Powell who lost his battle with cancer while attending Michigan State University in 2014.

Since then, Alex’s Great State Race has become an annual relay for ROTC students from both the University of Michigan and MSU.