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

 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.


NC Torch Run honored with award at international conference

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run was honored with the Diamond Award in recognition of raising more than $1.2 million in 2016.  Officers from across the state accepted the award at the 2017 International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Nashville.


Special Olympics athletes find fans in Fayetteville Police Department

Under the leadership of Capt. Robert Spatorico, the Fayetteville Police Department has raised more than $77,000 for Special Olympics NC in the past three years.  Read more…


Torch run Directors’ Message

TR Co-directors

Directors’ Message – July 2017

Greetings Fellow NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Officers,  It’s summer and the weather is heating up….and so is the second half or our fund raising year!  Headed into the final half of the year, we have raised over $550,000 of the $1.3 million 2017 goal!  We hope everyone is still organizing events and promoting the […]

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