Torch Run Overview

Special Olympics North Carolina’s 2017 Summer Games are just around the corner. You are invited to the Final Leg and Opening Ceremonies at NC State University’s Reynolds Coliseum! Register today.

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.


Deputy Jennifer Osborn honored with Hometown Hero award

Deputy Jennifer Osborn is getting the recognition she deserves. Her commitment as a School Resource Officer in Cumberland County and dedication to Special Olympics North Carolina through the Law Enforcement Torch Run have earned her a Hometown Hero award.


NC Law Enforcement Torch Run thanks Athlete Ambassadors for dedication

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run recognized three outstanding athlete leaders for their dedication at the annual Torch Run Conference. Dustin Edmondson, Robin Callaway and Casey Phillips are Athlete Ambassadors to the Torch Run Council and assist in planning and executing large Torch Run events and activities. Each athlete has served for three years and their commitment is appreciated. View agency and TapSnap photos from the conference.

Apex Police Department highlighted for their support of Special Olympics

With annual events, such as a 100-Mile Motorcycle Ride and Tip-A-Cop, the Apex Police Department provides support for nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina. Lieutenant Joey Best shared what it means to be a part of the NCLETR and what his agency does to raise funds all year long.



Torch run Directors’ Message

TR Co-directors

Directors’ Message – April 2017

Dear Fellow NC Torch Runners, We hope this letter finds all of you doing well. We are over a quarter of the way through our fundraising year for the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign for Special Olympics NC and our total raised to-date is over $350,000!  We know many of you and your agencies […]

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