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.



Get motivated and rejuvenated for our 2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising campaign and awareness program for Special Olympics!  All Law Enforcement personnel are invited to attend free of charge. First time rookie or a seasoned pro, you'll walk away with great ideas and tools to kick-start your 2020 campaign for the amazing Special Olympics athletes of Northern California. 

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the history of the 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