Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
In the News

The Torch Run is on the Move

A man in a Final Leg blue t-shirt holds a lit torch with several other men lined up behind him.
LETR Torch Runners in Panketal, Germany during the lead up to the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

On 7 June, the Special Olympics Flame of Hope was lit in Athens, Greece and then began making its way to the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023. This flame, carried by members of the 2023 LETR Final Leg, will light the cauldron during Opening Ceremonies to mark the official start to the Games.

The LETR run up to the Games started on 14 June in the state of Brandenburg and over the course of four days will be carried 37 km/23 miles through all the Host Towns until it’s final stop at the historic Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The 2023 LETR Final Leg is comprised of 85 International Torch Runners, including 77 Law Enforcement volunteers and eight Special Olympics Athletes from across the globe. The Torch Runners are joined by 10 German officers and 30 German athletes.

Recommended Content

The Torch of Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 is Presented

On June 7, the flame of the Special Olympics World Games will be lit in Athens.
2 Min Read

Inclusion Revolution Radio: Law Enforcement Torch Run

On this week’s episode of Inclusion Revolution Radio, podcast host Novie Craven spoke with Michael Olsen and Chelsea Haag-Witherden about the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) and how it has helped intertwine law enforcement with the Special Olympics.

Law Enforcement Torch Run

For nearly 40 years, members of law enforcement around the world have been the biggest supporters of Special Olympics as members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.