About the Law Enforcement Torch Run®
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the largest year-round public awareness and grass-roots fundraising campaign for Special Olympics. Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, more than 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and the celebration of diversity, uniting communities around the globe. Here in North Carolina, nearly 2,000 law enforcement personnel support the NC LETR annually!
The LETR for Special Olympics engages law enforcement worldwide, championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Over the years, the Torch Run has evolved and now encompasses a variety of innovative fundraising events, including the Plane Pull®, Polar Plunge®, Tip-A-Cop®, Truck Convoy and more. Since its inception, LETR has raised almost $900 million worldwide with over $30 million being raised for Special Olympics North Carolina.
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Are you wanting for Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina merchandise for yourself, friends or family?
Look no further! With many different items, styles, colors, we have a little something for everyone.
Reach new heights at Over The Edge
Are you brave enough to rappel 30 stories for Special Olympics NC? Then join us September 30 at Over The Edge! Raise a minimum of $1,000 and you can have the best views in Raleigh. Register now!
NEW: July/August 2023 NC LETR State Director Letter
NC LETR State Director, Ryan Jackson, has released his latest state director letter. In it, he discusses the incredible year that the NC LETR has had thus far, and what is still to come. Read the full letter here.
Register a team of five for the 2023 Plane Pull
The Plane Pull for Special Olympics NC is returning this fall on Saturday, October 21! Does your agency have what it takes to become a Plane Pull division champion? Prove it! Start making your team and testing your strength. Learn more about the event here.
- Holly Springs law enforcement officer to represent North Carolina in Torch Run relay for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
- Law Enforcement Torch Run recognized as Special Olympics game changer
- LETR promotional video available for use
- A message from Attorney General Josh Stein
- Chief LaMunyon’s 40th anniversary global fundraising total announcement