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

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and CrossFit Hog Town recognized

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office partnered with CrossFit Hog Town for the first-ever WOD for Inclusion on July 21, 2018. Together, they raised over $3,000 for Special Olympics NC and became the event’s top fundraisers. Read more courtesy of The Dispatch.

Chief Charity Ride raises funds for Special Olympics NC

The Greensboro Police Department hit the road for Special Olympics NC at the Chief Charity Ride on Oct. 27. More than 50 motorcycle riders raised almost $5,000 for SONC during the ride. Mark your calendars for next year’s ride on Sept. 7, 2019.

A winner has been drawn for the Polaris Ranger 500

Congratulations to Ashley and Josh Hege of Winston-Salem for winning the Polaris Ranger 500!  Their ticket was randomly drawn on November 1 and the proceeds of ticket sales benefit Special Olympics North Carolina.

North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run recognized with international award

The North Carolina LETR received a diamond level of excellence award by the executive council of the International Law Enforcement Torch Run for raising $1.259 million during the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign year. Read more.

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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

Claudia Morgan

NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Director

Keith Jones

NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Director