Torch Run Overview

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. The Torch Run efforts to raise funds include: collecting corporate sponsorships, T-shirt and hat donations and hosting unique fundraising events such as building sits, polar plunges and glow runs.

Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state in the Torch Run Final Leg, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh. The 2,000-mile, month-long Torch Run Relay involves more than 2,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across North Carolina.


Latest News

Janice Feldman LETR Volunteer

Longtime LETR volunteer joins staff

Janice Feldman has joined the Special Olympics NC staff on a part-time basis in the role of Donor Development Associate for the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run. Janice will assist with day-to-day operations for the Torch Run including material requests, WalMart grants and other administrative tasks. All form submissions should now be sent to Janice.


Deputy Daniel Blagg Selected to Carry the Flame of Hope in the Torch Run Final Leg for 2017 Special Olympics World Games

Deputy Daniel Blagg of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in Waynesville has been selected as North Carolina’s only law enforcement official to the Final Leg team that will run the “Flame of Hope” throughout Austria in March 2017 prior to the start of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.


Boone PD Blue Ridge Parkway

Department Spotlight: Town of Boone Police Department

Congratulations to the Town of Boone Police Deparment for completing their 469-mile ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway! The event, in its third year, raised more than $18,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina athletes.


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Torch run Directors’ Message

TR Co-directors

July 2016 Directors’ Message

Greetings Fellow Law Enforcement Officers, It is July and we are more than half way through our fundraising year. Where has the year gone?!  The 2016 NC Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign has raised $750,000 to date. We are ahead of last year’s efforts but there is still much work to be done to reach […]

Our Torch Run Sponsors


NC Torch Run Leadership

Leslie Moyar

Director of Development for the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run or 919-719-7662, ext. 123

Claudia Morgan

NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Director

Keith Jones

NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Director