The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement. Each year, the LETR initiative grows bigger and better.


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As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® raised over US$42.6 million in 2012. Since its inception in 1981, it has grown extensively worldwide with over 97,000 volunteers spanning 46 countries, and raising more than US$461 million for the Special Olympics movement. Fundraising is only part of what the officers involved with the initiative give to the movement. Our athletes say law enforcement officers are truly supportive of the cause – extending to them friendship, acceptance and encouragement.

To learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, please visit www.letr.org

To Learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® International Conference please visit www.letrconference.org.  

For general inquiries, please contact Michael Teem, Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at mteem@specialolympics.org or 240-593-4949.


Torch Run Stories and News


enero 18, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

Los Portadores de la Antorcha del Tramo Final de 2013 componen un equipo internacional

By Erika Morant

Carrying the Flame of Hope during the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

Más de 100 agentes de las fuerzas de seguridad de 19 países portarán la Llama de la Esperanza de Special Olympics por toda la República de Corea en los días previos a los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno en PyeongChang.View Story Más de 100 agentes de las fuerzas de seguridad de 19 países portarán la Llama de la Esperanza de Special Olympics por toda la República de Corea en los días previos a los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno en PyeongChang. Ocho atletas de Special Olympics de cinco países correrán con los agentes en dos itinerarios a través del paisaje helado.El Tramo Final es un símbolo de los numerosos eventos de recaudación de fondos que se celebran cada año para percibir dinero por parte de los agentes de las fuerzas de seguridad como la única gran fuente de donaciones para Olimpiadas Especiales. El equipo internacional se dividirá en 10 grupos y dichos grupos recorrerán dos rutas distintas. Ambos trayectos pasan por Corea y por ciudades de todo el país.  Estas carreras empiezan el 23 de enero y concluyen el día 29 en el escenario principal de la Ceremonia Inaugural de los Juegos Mundiales de Invierno de Special Olympics de 2013 en PyeongChang. Haga clic en el enlace del Tramo Final de las Fuerzas de Seguridad, que aparece más abajo.

About Erika Morant:Trabajo para Special Olympicscomo especialista para el Programa de Invitado de Honor y las Fuerzas de Seguridad.
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septiembre 19, 2012 | SOI General: Headquarters

Desde Canadá a Afganistán – Cambio de vida

By John Langford

Afghan footballers with John Langford in Afghanistan

John Langford, a mentor and trainer to the Afghanistan National Police Force from Canada and a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), recounts a beautiful story of the power of LETR and the uView Story John Langford, mentor y entrenador de la Policía Nacional afgana en Canadá y miembro de la Carrera de la Antorcha Olímpica de los Miembros de las Fuerzas de Seguridad [Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)], cuenta una bonita historia sobre el poder de esta organización y la dedicación sin precedentes a las Olimpiadas Especiales que mostraron los agentes del orden público, no solo a sus respectivas comunidades sino por todo el mundo. John cuenta sus esfuerzos por recaudar fondos y su reacción al ver los primeros Juegos de Verano de las Olimpiadas Especiales en Afganistán en años: “Estaba siendo testigo de lo que los que estamos involucrados en LETR hemos llegado a conocer y valorar, que atletas que nunca habían tenido ninguna oportunidad, competían y se animaban simplemente por amor al deporte. No había guerra. Ni talibanes. Era impresionante”.  

About John Langford:El señor Langford es mentor y entrenador de la Policía Nacional afgana en Canadá y miembro de la Law Enforcement Torch Run (Carrera de la Antorcha Olímpica de los Miembros de las Fuerzas de Seguridad).
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Torch Run Events


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Location

abril 25, 2014

Applebees Tip A Cop

Come out to Applesbees in Warrenton and enjoy a good meal and chat with some friendly police officers on Friday, April 25th from 5pm-8pm! This is a great time to buy our famous Torch Run shirt or give a donation! Enjoy dinner out and tip a cop! For more details about this event, please use the link and contact information below.
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Anthony Thweatt
Email:thweattanthony@gmail.com
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Applebees
507 Warren City Center

Warrenton , Missouri
UNITED STATES

abril 27, 2014

Mt. Pleasant Dodgeball Tournament

The Mt. Pleasant Dodgeball Tournament to support Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place at Mt Pleasant High School Gymnasium on April 27th. Registration begins at 2pm and the tournament will go from 3pm-6pm. There will be a $160 minimum per team with 6-8 players per team. High school teams will receive a discounted rate of $10 per person. Minimum age to play is 14. All participants receive a t-shirt. Participants can fund-raise the registration fee and raise additional funds for Special Olympics Michigan using the link below. There will be awards for the most money raised, winning team and best costume. There will also be a silent auction, concessions and bake sale.
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
Phone:(989) 774-1178
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Mt. Pleasant High School
1155 S Elizabeth St,

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

marzo 05, 2014

Tip A Cop - Corner Cafe

Join Special Olympics Missouri, the Kansas City Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies for a Tip A Cop at 3 Corner Café locations in the Kansas City Metro Area. Cops will be serving up breakfast along with the wonderful staff from Corner Café on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m at three separate locations: 4541 NW Gateway Ave, Riverside; 8301 N Flintlock Road, Kansas City; 4215 S Little Blue Parkway, Independence
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Sarah Bachand
Email:bachand@somo.org
Phone:913-789-0330
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Corner Cafe (3 locations)
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Missouri
UNITED STATES

mayo 05, 2014

Swingin' for Special Olympics Missouri Golf Tournament

Are you a golfer? If you answered yes, then you should make plans to join us for the annual Swingin' for Special Olympics Missouri golf tournament. This is an Law Enforcement Torch Run Event(LETR) event hosted by Jefferson City Police, Missouri Department of Corrections, MSHP Troop F, and the Cole Co Sheriff's Department. This is a 4-person scramble with lunch beginning at 11:30am, registration will begin at 12pm and we will tee off at 1pm. The cost is $300 per team (or $75 per golfer) and there are sponsor levels available if your company is interested in sponsoring a hole.
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Crystal Schuster
Email:cschuster@somo.org
Phone:573-256-6367
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Railwood Golf Course
12925 County Road

Holts Summit, Missouri
UNITED STATES

jun 5 - may 15 2014

San Luis Obispo County Tip-A-Cops

Local law enforcement officers will trade in their badges for aprons to spend an evening serving you and raising money for Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County. At the Tip-A-Cop fundraisers, Officers, Deputies, Police Chiefs, and the Sheriff will happily wait on customers hand and foot. 100% of the proceeds raised at the dinners will benefit Special Olympics athletes.
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Bill Proll
Email:bproll@slocity.org
Phone:805-781-7369
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Event Center
San Luis Obispo, California
UNITED STATES

octubre 05, 2014

2014 Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase proudly presents a special performance to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The show will feature World's Funniest Cop Dwayne Gill, Esther Nevarez, D.K. Hamilton, Jeff Dwoskin and Dan Currie. The show is May 10th and starts at 5pm. Tickets are $20 each. If you have any questions or would like purchase tickets, please contact Garth Burnside at (734) 260-5850.
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Garth Burnside
Phone:734-260-5850
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Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
212 South 4th Ave

Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNITED STATES

mayo 14, 2014

Team Thelma & Louis Culver's Scoopie Night

Join Team Thelma & Louise on Wednesday, May 14th at Culvers in Jefferson City, Missouri as they host a Scoopie Night to raise funds for the Over The Edge Team. Culvers will donate 10% of their profits for the evening to their team.
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Jennifer Adams
Email:Jennifer_adams@jefferson-bank.com
Phone:573-418-9010
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Culver's
1920 Jefferson St.

Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES

mayo 29, 2014

Tip A Cop - Colton's in West Plains

Please join MSHP - Troop G for dinner at Colton's Steakhouse in West Plains on Thursday, May 29th. They will be serving you in hopes of raising lots of "dough" for Special Olympics Missouri athletes!
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Gregory Tesch
Email:Gregory.tesch@mshp.dps.mo.gov
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Colton's
1421 Preacher Roe Blvd.

West Plains, Missouri
UNITED STATES

enero 06, 2014

Special Olympics Spokane Motorcycle Ride

An awesome ride to support Special Olympics! This ride is approximately 132 miles and will begin at Lone Wolf Harley Davidson at I-90 & the Barker Rd. Exit. Traveling on I-90 Westbound to the Division St. Exit and continuing north through the city bearing right at the N. Division Y. Proceeding on Highway 2 taking a left on Highway 211 then bearing left onto Hwy 20 for a short distance. Turning right onto 5th Street and the Right on Le Clerc Rd continuing south into Newport. Continuing south out of Newport onto Highway 41 through Spirit Lake. Turning right onto Hwy 53 which then becomes 290 (Trent) and then a left (South) on Barker Rd returning to Lone Wolf.
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Jay Hughes
Email:Jhughes@sowa.org
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Spokane, Washington
UNITED STATES

junio 06, 2014

Law Enforcement Torch Run - Yakima

Grab a “partner in crime” and support 10,000 Special Olympics Athletes across the state in this unique nighttime 5K. Walkers, runners, kids and costumes are welcome. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and will enjoy a post-event festival. Literally a "Run from the Cops," law enforcement will be staged throughout the course "encouraging" participants to finish in under 30-minutes to avoid being corralled and placed in the Special Olympics Slammer! Those not finishing in under 30-minutes will be ticketed for not out running the cops.
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Jennifer Suniga
Email:Jsuniga@sowa.org
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Yakima, Washington
UNITED STATES

junio 21, 2014

Rancourt's Run/Walk 5K 2014

Rancourt’s Run/Walk 5K is to benefit Special Olympics Maine, in honor of Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Deputy David J. Rancourt. It is a Law Enforcement Torch Run Event, to be held at Central Maine Community College 1250 Turner St. Auburn, Maine on Saturday, June 21st 2014 at 8am. Plenty of parking on site. Race day registration table and t-shirt/bib pickup open at 6:30. Awards will be given to top finishers in all age groups, and *****TONS OF FREE GIVE-AWAYS***** Thank you and good luck!
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Travys Fecteau
Email:rancourtsrun@yahoo.com
Phone:207-740-5416
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Central Maine Commnity College
1250 Turner St.

Auburn, Maine
UNITED STATES

junio 27, 2014

Over the Edge - Spokane

Space is limited for this thrilling and inspiring way to support Special Olympics Washington. Pledge to raise $650 and rappel from the roof of a downtown sky scraper, Friday June 27, 2014! Over the Edge is an exclusive opportunity for individuals to take their support of Special Olympics Washington athletes to new heights by collecting pledges in exchange for stepping Over the Edge and rappelling down the Bank of America Financial building, Spokane’s tallest building!
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Jennifer Suniga
Email:Jsuniga@sowa.org
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Bank of America Financial Building
Spokane, Washington
UNITED STATES

ago 30 - 31 2014

Disney Half Marathon Weekend

Spearheaded by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is a fundraising event dedicated to increase public awareness and understanding of the Special Olympics. Every dollar raised through the Disneyland Half Marathon will help fund Special Olympics programs in your community. Not only will you bring home magical memories to last a lifetime, but you'll also raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Southern California. It's the magical moment you've been training for.
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John Watkins
Email:jwatkins@sosc.org
Phone:562-818-5492
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Disneyland Resort
1313 S Disneyland Dr

Anaheim , California
UNITED STATES

septiembre 20, 2014

Dulles Day Plane Pull

Think you have what it takes to pull a 164,000-plus pound cargo jet for a great cause? Join us for the Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane Pull® each fall at Dulles International Airport. Watch teams of 25 play tug-of-war with a cargo jet to see who can pull the aircraft 12 feet the fastest. Other event highlights include airplane and auto exhibits, the kid’s zone and bus pull, varied displays and activities, vendors, food and entertainment for the entire community. Event admission and parking are free.
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Ellen Head
Email:ehead@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:703-359-4301
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Dulles Airport
Sterling, Virginia
UNITED STATES

abril 10, 2014

Over the Edge -- St. Louis

Take your support of Special Olympics to new heights. Show your courage by rappelling 19 stories from the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Join Special Olympics athletes and fans in this adrenaline-pumping event. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and raise a minimum of $1,000. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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Stacy Jones
Email:sjones@somo.org
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Hyatt Regency
St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

oct 16 - 17 2014

Over the Edge

You step to the edge, look over, and catch your breath. Adrenaline takes over and, next thing you know, the thrill of adventure consumes you. Welcome to Over the Edge — an adventure for the truest fans! Special Olympics Virginia invites you to go Over the Edge in Richmond. Not for the faint of heart, participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 will find themselves rappelling down the SunTrust Center in downtown Richmond — all to support Special Olympics Virginia. And organizations also can band together to “Toss Their Boss” for the cause. Extreme adventure. Extreme community impact. Trust us, you won’t be the same person by the time your feet reach solid ground. For information visit www.overtheedgeva.com or follow us on Twitter @OverTheEdgeVA.
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Anita Dean
Email:adean@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-467-1250
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SunTrust Center
919 E. Main Street

Richmond , Virginia
UNITED STATES

octubre 18, 2014

Over the Edge -- Jefferson City

Take your support of Special Olympics to new heights. Show your courage by rappelling 13 stories from the Jefferson State Office Building. Join Special Olympics athletes and fans in this adrenaline-pumping event. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and raise a minimum of $1,000. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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Stacy Jones
Email:sjones@somo.org
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Jefferson State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES

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