Be a Hero!  Join Us for the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run

Make a Difference In Your Community and To Our Athletes!

Register to have the honor of running the Special Olympics Torch, the "Flame of Hope" through your community and show your commitment to our Special Olympics athletes!  

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Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with Us!

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Northern California. A small but dedicated group of law enforcement officers, along with the support of Special Olympics staff, brought the Torch Run to life in Northern California in 1997. From its humble beginnings the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Northern California has grown into an integral part of Special Olympics; each year hundreds of law enforcement personnel participate. To date LETR Northern California has raised over 20 million dollars to support the athletes of Special Olympics.

Law enforcement personnel from around Northern California spend countless volunteer hours each year raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics through events such as Tip-A-Cops, Cop on a Rooftop, Police in Pursuit, Bike the Bridges and of course the Torch Run as “Guardians of the Flame”.

We hope you will join us this year as we rebound from the terrible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, cheer on the return of in-person athletic programs which are so important to the athletes of Special Olympics, and celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

                                                                                                                 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably 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, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, almost 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.

                                                                                                    

 LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FUNDRAISING SHIRTS 

If you would like to order fundraising shirts, please email: Donna@sonc.org

                                                                                                    

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

 

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Learn More About LETR

Torch Run and Summer Games

Join us for the premier Law Enforcement Torch Run events of the year!

Follow the Torch Run Flame of Hope

Be a runner and escort the Special Olympics Torch to Summer Games!

LETR Resources

We have the tools and resources to help you run a successful LETR campaign.

Meet our Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee has a wealth of Special Olympics and Torch Run knowledge. 

Get Involved

Find out how to get your agency involved!  Join the ranks of over 3,500 Law Enforcement personnel!

Join Us

We are always looking for more agency involvement throughout Northern California.  If you would like to be contacted about getting involved, please complete the LETR Interest Form and you will be contacted by one of our Law Enforcement Torch Run staff. 

LETR Interest Form