Torch Run Overview

Photos from the 2018 Final Leg will be available soon! 

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

 Attorney General Josh Stein shares a message with NC Law Enforcement

View a message for North Carolina law enforcement officers from Attorney General Josh Stein, Honorary Chairman of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Enter to win a Polaris 500 Ranger

Purchase your $10.00 ticket for your chance to win a Polaris 500 Ranger! A winner will be drawn on November 1, 2018 and only 5,000 tickets will be sold so buy your ticket today.

Work up a sweat for Special Olympics NC

Get a great workout in and help Special Olympics North Carolina at the “WOD for INCLUSION” fundraising event! The workout “1968” was created to honor Special Olympics athletes worldwide. This event is for anyone and everyone who’s up for a challenging workout for a great cause. Regardless how fast or slow you feel your time may be, just remember YOU are “Making a Difference, One Rep at a Time!” Register today!

Join the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run and pledge $50 for 50 years of inclusion

Participating law enforcement agencies who raise $2,000 or more from runner pledges for their relay will receive a Special Olympics 50th Anniversary commemorative torch for their agency. The top fundraising law enforcement agency will be awarded a trip for two officers to the 50th Anniversary global celebration in Chicago, Illinois July 17-22, 2018.  The $50 for 50 pledge form is available online. Pledges can also be taken through our online fundraising page.

Two North Carolinians to carry Flame of Hope throughout Washington

Sgt. Jennifer Osborn of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Special Olympics NC athlete Robin Callaway are among those who will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Read more.

Our Torch Run Sponsors


NC Torch Run Leadership

Leslie Moyar

Director of Development for the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run or 919-210-0966

Ruth Lee

Development Manager for the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run or 919-719-7662, ext. 109

Claudia Morgan

NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Director

Keith Jones

NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Director