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


julio 02, 2014 | Latin America: El Salvador

III Jalada del Camión de Bomberos de Olimpiadas Especiales El Salvador

By Guisele Calderón

Siete compañías en El Salvador mostraron su apoyo a Olimpiadas Especiales en una manera muy especial.View Story Siete compañías en El Salvador mostraron su apoyo a Olimpiadas Especiales en una manera muy especial. Los equipos participantes compitieron a ver cuál podía “jalar” un camión de bomberos más rápido. La Jalada del Camión de Bomberos de Olimpiadas Especiales EL Salvador el pasado 25 de mayo incluyó a siete equipos de 12 personas “jalando” un camión de siete toneladas por una distancia de 100 metros lo más rápido posible. Cada equipo era animado por sus familiares, amigos y compañeros de trabajo. El primer lugar se fue al equipo de DHL, con un tiempo de 45.84 segundos, el segundo lugar se lo llevó el equipo DIGICEL 2 con un tiempo de 47. 25 segundos y el tercer lugar fue delequipo Hotel Pacific Paradise con un tiempo de 48.35 segundos.

About Guisele Calderón:Coordinadora de Mercadeo, Comunicaciones y Relaciones Publicas
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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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abril 10, 2014

Law Enforcement Combined Arms Shoot

The 2014 Michigan Law Enforcement Combined Arms Shoot for Special Olympics will be held Saturday October 4th at 9am and is expected to wrap by 3pm. All proceeds and donations will go to the Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Tuscola County Conservation Club and local businesses will be sponsoring the cost of the event. The event is being held for all law enforcement officers and retirees state wide. Cost to participate will be $35. This will cover the cost to compete in the six stages for awards, a meal afterward and entry for door prizes. Complete information is posted on our website www.tcccmi.com
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Ron Champagne
Email:ronchampagne@usa.com
Phone:989-460-7434
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Tuscola County Conservation Club
Caro, Michigan
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

diciembre 10, 2014

Law Enforcement Torch Run Jackson Area Dodgeball Tournament

The Greater Jackson Dodgeball Tournament takes place October 12, 2014. Registration starts at 11:30 am and tournament play starts at 12:30 pm. at the Western High School, 1400 S. Dearing, Parma, Michigan. The cost is $250 minimum per team with 6-8 players per team before Sept. 30. Registration after Sept. 30 will be $300 per team. Minimum age to play is 15. All participants receive a t-shirt. Spectator Admittance is a donation of any amount at the door. For more information contact: Paige Poling at paigespoling@yahoo.com or James Sims at SimsJ@michigan.gov
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Paige Poling
Email:paigespoling@yahoo.com
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Western High School
1400 S. Dearing

Parma, Michigan
UNITED STATES

oct 17 - 18 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

octubre 25, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

The World's Largest Truck Convoy is an annual one-day celebration designed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. On October 25, 2014, when you fire up your engine at The Meadow Event Park, home of the Virginia State Fair, you will be joining thousands of other truck drivers throughout the United States and Canada, all of whom are driving with two goals in mind: 1) to form the largest procession of trucks the world has ever seen and 2) to build a bigger, better community for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics. In Virginia, this convoy takes place on Interstate 95 near Richmond and is organized by the Virginia State Police as part of their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Roy Zeidman
Email:rzeidman@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-726-3022
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Meadow Event Park
Doswell, Virginia
UNITED STATES

noviembre 15, 2014

Lucky 7 Run

Special Olympics Mississippi is hosting the first Lucky 7 Run, a seven-mile charity fun run on November 15, to raise funds for Special Olympics Mississippi and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Join us for seven fun miles from Legends Grill in Flowood, across the Ross Barnett Reservoir Spillway, and finishing at McB’s in Ridgeland with live music, games and a good time for a great cause. Packets will be available from 3-8 p.m. at Legends Grill on Friday, November 14, 2014, and also on race day from 1-2:30 p.m. at Legends Grill.
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Flowood to Ridgeland, MS
Ridgeland, Mississippi
UNITED STATES

ago 1 - sep 1 2015

LETR Kick Off Conference

The conference takes place January 8-9 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Michigan. This conference is our opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future of the program. There will be sessions during the day on Thursday and an awards banquet Thursday evening. The event will wrap up Friday morning after breakfast. There is no cost for you to attend the conference (based on double occupancy).
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Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone:800-644-6404
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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, Michigan
UNITED STATES

jun 2 - jul 2 2015

Polar Plunge -- Virginia Beach

Our Polar Plunge® Winter Festival is our largest annual fundraiser, attracting more than 10,000 people to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in February. Crowd favorites at this event include the Polar Plunge 5K on the boardwalk, the PeeWee Plunge for kids, our beach volleyball tournament, and, of course, the PLUNGE!
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Debbie Apperson
Email:dapperson@specialolympicsva.org
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Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Between 6th and 9th Streets

Virginia Beach, Virginia
UNITED STATES

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