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Army ROTC Cadets from MSU and UofM running in rain on a back country road
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The big Michigan vs. Michigan State football game isn't just about rivalry and tailgates, it's also about highlighting the disability programs on both campuses through Alex's Great State Race.
Six MSU Army ROTC Cadets standing in front of the AGSR transportation bus holding the game ball and ready to begin the race
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - While Spartan and Wolverine fans gear up for the big rivalry game this week, members of the Michigan and Michigan State Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) met for a special pregame tradition.
Army ROTC Cadets from MSU and UofM taking off at starting line in the rain at 3:00am in Ann Arbor
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) students from Michigan State and the University of Michigan are running 64 miles for a game-day tradition.
U-M and MSU ROTC cadets starting the race in Ann Arbor at 3:00am
Runners start in Ann Arbor at 3 a.m. and plan to make it to East Lansing and the Sparty statue by 12:30 p.m.
Alex's Great State Race Spectators holding a UM/MSU Flag in support
Two rival schools share a mission to raise awareness and support for students with disabilities.
Adaptive Sports participants nearing the finish line at the 2022 AGSR Race.
Two institutions, who are rivals, come together each year on the eve of the Michigan vs. Michigan State Football game to honor one great person, Alex Powell, and for one great cause—Alex’s Great State Race (AGSR). Since 2014, ROTC cadets from both MSU…
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