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

NC Torch Run Council member honored

Lt. Lee Lanier of High Point Police Department was recently honored as an “Outstanding Police Officer in High Point” by the Furnitureland Rotary Club. Lanier is an active part of the NC LETR Council and is an integral part of his agency’s fundraising efforts for Special Olympics NC. See more.

Crossroads Ford of Cary becomes LETR statewide partner

Thanks to our newest NC Law Enforcement Torch Run statewide partner, Crossroads Ford of Cary! The check was presented to athletes and Apex Police Department officers on July 26.

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.

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 in pledges will receive a Special Olympics 50th Anniversary commemorative torch for their agency.  The $50 for 50 pledge form is available online. Pledges can also be taken through our online fundraising page.

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A message from
Attorney General Josh Stein

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.

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

Manager for the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run or 919-741-3617

Claudia Morgan

NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Director

Keith Jones

NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Director