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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

To Learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® International Conference please visit  

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

Torch Run Stories and News

一月 18, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters


By 埃里卡•莫兰特 (Erika Morant)

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

此次韩国平昌特奥世界冬季运动会圣火在韩国境内的传递工作由来自十九个国家的100多名执法人员协助进行。View Story 此次韩国平昌特奥世界冬季运动会圣火在韩国境内的传递工作由来自十九个国家的100多名执法人员协助进行。与这些执法人员一同完成圣火传递的还有八位来自五个不同国家的特奥会运动员,他们将在执法人员陪同下分两条路线,穿越寒冷的乡村地区。 执法人员火炬跑最终段的接力象征着年复一年由执法人员发起的多项募款活动。而执法人员火炬跑也是特奥会通过单一来源募得款项最多的筹款形式。整支火炬跑队伍将分为10个小队,沿两条路线前进。两条路线皆横跨韩国,并将经过韩国国内各个城市。 整个圣火传递过程于1月23日开始,最终火炬将于1月29日被传递至此次特奥世界冬季运动会的主会场中。更多详情可参看下方执法人员火炬跑官方网站

About 埃里卡•莫兰特 (Erika Morant):我是特奥会贵宾计划及执法人员火炬跑项目的工作人员
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九月 19, 2012 | SOI General: Headquarters


By John Langford

阿富汗足球员和约翰 兰福德在阿富汗

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 约翰兰福德,来自加拿大。他是阿富汗国家警察的导师和训练员,他同时还是执法人员火炬长跑的一员。 他讲述了一个关于火炬长跑的美丽故事,以及执法人员对特殊奥运会的前所未有的奉献。这不仅表现了他们对当地社区,还表现了他们对全球的贡献。约翰详细叙述说他为筹款的付出以及他看到第一届阿富汗特殊奥运会的反应。 我亲眼目睹了我们这些执法人员火炬长跑运动员一直想要知道和珍视的事情--- 那就是如果没有特殊奥运会,那些运动员将永远没有机会处于对运动的热爱而去比赛和为彼此加油鼓劲。 没有战争。 没有塔利班。 这太棒了。

About John Langford:约翰兰福德,来自加拿大,他是阿富汗国家警察的导师和训练员,他同时还是执法人员火炬长跑的一员。
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五月 28, 2015

Capital Kickoff

We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us on the steps of the Capitol on May 28th to kickoff the 2015 State Summer Games for Special Olympics. In 2015 Michigan's Law Enforcement Torch Run is celebrating its 31st Anniversary and it would be our honor to have you attend this event. The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be having a short ceremony to kick off the 70 mile relay run to the State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Mt. Pleasant.
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Andrea Rachko
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Capital Steps
Lansing, Michigan

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