Torch Run Overview

Registration for the 2017 Torch Run Conference is now open! Conference highlights include Unified golf at Pinehurst, Boots & BBQ social, silent auction and fundraising expo. View the full agenda.

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

Officer Spotlight: Kenneth Royster

Kenneth Royster, warden at the N.C. Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh, raised $1,100 on short notice in order to participate in Over the Edge. Royster rappelled 30 stories thanks to a staff challenge.


Gaston County Sheriffs put down the razors for Special Olympics NC

Untamed facial hair is typically frowned upon by superiors at the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office. But 74 deputies and detention officers within the law enforcement agency have been permitted to give their razors the month off in November, all for Special Olympics NC.


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.


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Torch run Directors’ Message

TR Co-directors

Looking forward to 2017

Greetings Fellow Law Enforcement officers, On behalf of the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Council, we would like to personally thank each of you for becoming involved in the 2016 Torch Run campaign to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina.  We enter the New Year with great momentum from 2016 when […]

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