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


一月 18, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

国际化的2013执法人员火炬跑队伍

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

从加拿大到阿富汗---改写生命

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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Torch Run Events


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八月 23, 2014

Plane Pull -- Long Beach Airport

How fast can you pull an airplane? Test your strength, stamina, and endurance at our 9th annual Plane Pull fundraiser on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Airport. Our Plane Pull puts you and a team of 25 against a 164,000 pound FedEx Airbus 310 to benefit Special Olympics Southern California athletes. No skill level — or muscles — required.
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Brandon Tanner
Email:btanner@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1100
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Long Beach Airport
2019 E. Wardlow Rd

Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES

八月 23, 2014

Plane Pull

How fast can you pull an airplane? Test your strength, stamina, and endurance at our 9th annual Plane Pull fundraiser on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Airport. Our Plane Pull puts you and a team of 25 against a 164,000 pound FedEx Airbus 310 to benefit Special Olympics Southern California athletes. No skill level — or muscles — required.
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Brandon Tanner
Email:btanner@sosc.org
Phone:562.502.1041
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Long Beach Airport
2019 E. Wardlow Rd.

Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES

八月 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

九月 20, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Be a part of the World's Largest Truck Convoy fundraising event as Alberta truck drivers and the law enforcement community unite to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes in Alberta. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Det. Theresa Garagan
Email:tgaragan@calgarypolice.ca
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AMTA Head Office
#1, 285005 Wrangler Way

Rocky View, Alberta
CANADA

九月 20, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Join a compassionate army of truck drivers on Saturday September 20, 2014 in Charlotte at the PNC Music Pavilion as law enforcement escorts the World's Largest Truck Convoy to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities. Each truck must donate a minimum of $100 to participate.
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Dot
Email:Kohlbach
Phone:9197197662 ext 119
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PNC Music Pavilion
707 Pavilion Blvd

Charlotte , North Carolina
UNITED STATES

九月 20, 2014

2014 World's Largest Truck Convoy

The South Carolina State Police will host the 2014 World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics South Carolina. Join the compassionate army of truck drivers as law enforcement officers escort them across the highways and byways of South Carolina to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.
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Deborah Jacobs
Email:djacobs@so-sc.org
Phone:8034045517
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South Carolina Department of Public Safety
10311 Wilson Blvd.

Blythewood, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

九月 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

九月 20, 2014

2014's World Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Dakota

The World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Dakota, held September 20, 2014 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, is an annual event which unites law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics North Dakota athletes.
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Reid Huttunen
Email:developmentaldir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0331
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Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 West Main Ave

West Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

十月 04, 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

十月 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

十月 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

十月 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

二月 6 - 7 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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